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Nursing Home Negligence – Personal Injury Cases

August 28, 2012

A typical case of nursing home negligence involving personal injuries, is when a nursing home resident is caused to develop severe bedsores during a stay at the facility. The claim is often commenced by the resident’s family as a wrongful death claim, because the severity of the personal injuries has resulted in the resident’s death. Painful bedsores often become infected. The resultant pain can diminish the resident’s appetite, leading to malnutrition, dehydration and death. In a legal suit against a nursing home, the allegations might include a claim that the bedsores were a result of a staff member or nurse’s erroneous assessment that the victim’s bedbound body did not have to be repositioned by the facility’s nurses. These cases are often settled prior to trial.

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