Elderly Nursing Home Resident Left Alone Falls Causing Her Death.

One of the more difficult aspects of filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is that you are forced to prove that you or your loved one were injured or died as the result of the negligence of another person. However, the expert personal injury attorneys and wrongful death lawyer specialists here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates have decades of experience and can help guide you through the complicated process inherent in any wrongful death case. If you can prove that the injury or death was a direct result of another person’s negligence, you may be able to recover substantial money damages against the accused.

A Richland County, South Carolina nursing home fall case has been settled, with the victim receiving a $950,000 settlement. The victim, an elderly female nursing home resident, suffered from a number of conditions including arthritis, dementia, and atrial fibrillation among others. Due to these health problems, nursing home staff were instructed to not leave her alone under any circumstances. She required around-the-clock care. However, on one occasion, staff left her unattended while she was using the restroom and she fell to the ground. Staff took some time in returning and only helped her get up much later. Then, they didn’t call for emergency care until nearly two days later when her family came to visit.

The woman eventually died because of the injuries sustained in this accident. Her family sued the nursing home for wrongful death and negligence. Some of their claims included failure to afford the victim proper care, insufficient employee training, and other similar allegations. The defendant denied all of these charges and claimed that the woman died from unrelated issues. Just prior to trial, both sides settled the cause of action for $950,000.

If you or a loved one of yours has been injured or died as a result of another person’s negligence you may be entitled to a monetary award for your pain and suffering, outstanding medical expenses, and funeral costs.  It is critical, however, that you don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of the expert personal injury attorneys or a wrongful death lawyer specialist here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm so we can begin working on your case. We can be reached by phone at 617-787-3700 or by email at info@gilhoylaw.com. Contact us today for your free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!


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