A Georgia jury recently awarded $1,250,000 in a nursing home case to a plaintiff who suffered bedsores (pressure sores, decubiti), weight loss, infection, and eventually death while a resident. The plaintiff-decedent developed a Stage IV bedsore on her buttocks that progreesed to the point where it infected the bone. At trial, the plaintiff introduced evidence that the facility did not employ a sufficient number of nurses and/or nurse’s aides in order to provide adequate care. Evidence was also introduced indicating that the facility’s nurses failed to turn and position the decedent in proper intervals.
the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC provides aggressive, yet compassionate representation of victims of elder abuse and/or neglect. Please contact us if you or a loved one has suffered as a result of understaffing at nursing homes.