The trouble with so many instances of elder/nursing home abuse is that for each case reported, five more go unreported. Nursing home abuse is particularly troublesome because, when we are forced to place our elders in nursing homes, we expect them to be well taken care of. Still the terrible truth remains that elder/nursing home abuse occurs each and every day in nursing homes across the country. Victims, or the family of victims, may not know what to do when abuse occurs; that is why victims should rely on an experienced elder/nursing home abuse personal injury attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to help guide them through this complicated litigation process.
State regulators have declared that residents at a troubled Wilmington, Massachusetts nursing home are in “immediate jeopardy” after a second resident’s death was blamed on the substandard care received from workers. This comes just 4 months after the death of another resident, who died two days after a staffer dropped her. This most recent death happened to a patient who fell out of bed and had to be put back into bed by the nursing home workers. After putting the resident back to bed, and contacting a physician, they were ordered to check the resident every two hours for signs of medical problems until the morning. That apparently did not happen.
The resident was found dead in bed at 5:30 the next morning, with no records that the checks had been done as required. This latest event is one in a long line of incidents to have occurred at the Woodbriar Health Center over the last year. State officials have ordered Woodbriar Health Center to stop accepting new patients, have threatened to remove it from government programs that cover most resident’s bills, and have recommended fines of up to $10,000 per day until safety is restored.
If you or a loved one of yours has been injured while residing in a nursing home, it is critical that you don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our expert Boston nursing home abuse lawyers. We can be reached 24/7 at 617-787-3700 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For your free and confidential consultation, call today. Your needs are our top priority!