Society tends to regard nursing homes as a safe haven for the elderly. The reality, however, indicates a too frequent pattern of abuse that targets the most vulnerable members of our community. Whether it is negligent treatment or overt abuse, nursing home abuse is a serious and widespread issue, and many families are adversely affected by it each year. In such situations, it would be wise to contact an expert nursing home abuse attorney at 617-787-3700.
A lawsuit has been filed following the death of an 86 year-old woman who lived at the Avamere Court at Keizer, a nursing home facility located in Oregon. According to the lawsuit, the woman, an 86-year-old resident at the long-term care home, had a fractured hip and a history of falling. Her plan of care required at least one person to help her out of bed and to use the restroom.
According to the complaint, the nursing staff repeatedly failed to respond to the needs of the woman, including helping her out of her bed so she could use the bathroom. As a result, she was often forced to walk to the bathroom herself, something her physician warned was extremely unsafe in her condition. The complaint claims that this negligent behavior by the nursing staff culminated in serious injury on December 24, 2015, when the woman slipped and fell while trying to get herself out of bed. She struck her head on the ground, and died later that night in the hospital. A lawsuit was subsequently filed, seeking $1.27 in damages from the home. The family is represented by Travis Prestwich, who operates his law practice out of Salem, Oregon.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of nursing home abuse, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert nursing home abuse attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our injury attorney specialists today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!