With nursing home abuse stories becoming public, it is sad and disappointing to hear that these trends are still continuing. The safety of a loved one needs to be the top priority at any nursing home facility.
Negligence is the case for one such client, who’s loved one died in a nursing home due to a very preventable accident. This all happened in an environment designed to protect the resident and keep them safe at all times.
The resident had been in the early stages of dementia and confined to a wheelchair. When the 90 year-old patient continued to fall out of his wheelchair, it was the nursing home’s duty to help the patient protect from himself. Even after 5 falls, the nursing home took no steps to prevent this issue from reoccurring. His sixth and final fall from wheelchair brought a paralyzed state and then the patient’s passing, only a month afterwards. Nursing staff could have and should have stopped this from happening. A simple $100 device was available to the staff. This anti-tipping device essentially locks the patient’s wheelchair into position and prevents it from falling over. Such a simple fix would have avoided the subsequent falls he suffered and ultimately his tragic death. Watch this video now to learn more.
To learn more about nursing home abuse, I encourage you to watch the video above and to explore our educational website. If you have legal questions, I want you to call me at (800) 800-9797. I welcome your call.