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A Nursing Home Malpractice Lawsuit Settles for $23.1 Million

Updated on: 11/7/2019

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A woman had both of her legs and a finger amputated due to an infection that went septic and gangrenous. The lawsuit alleged that the woman’s home-care nurse failed to report a bacteria-infection in her feeding catheter that resulted in a bloodstream infection that nearly took her life. While the nursing home argued she demonstrated standard care, the jury found that the home-care nurse was at fault resulting in a $23.1 million settlement.

The woman was treated for complications from Crohn’s disease. When the nurse realized that she was having trouble breathing and experience numbing, she was taken to the hospital where her condition worsened. While at the hospital, both of her legs were amputated above the knees and a finger on her left hand.

After coming to a verdict, the woman hopes that her story will prevent any catheter-related bloodstream infections in home-care settings with others.

Nursing home abuse and medical malpractice lawsuits can be similar, in the sense that the person may be injured mentally or physically due to the negligence of the professional. If you or someone you love has been a victim of nursing home abuse or malpractice, contact an attorney immediately.

Personal injury attorney Chris Davis has nearly 20 years of experience in these types of cases. Call Davis Law Group at (206) 727-4000 to schedule a free consultation today.

Nursing Home Abuse

Elder abuse is a real problem. Because the nursing home industry has become a multi-billion dollar business comprised of major corporations, in some facilities profitability has become more important than administering proper care. Reports state that 30% of nursing home facilities are cited for instances of abuse. For this reason, both federal and state governments have introduced legislation to protect residents of nursing homes.
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