As the loved ones of Pennsylvania residents age, the so called golden years could become a time of suffering for some. Having to place a parent or grandparent who needs constant care in a nursing home is a difficult decision, particularly when nursing home neglect and abuse appear to be increasingly common. A lawsuit was recently filed in another state, alleging such neglect.
Reportedly, a woman filed a lawsuit against a nursing home, alleging failure to provide care of an acceptable standard. According to court documents, the plaintiff’s mother, who had a stroke history and suffered weakness and Alzheimer’s dementia, was admitted to the defendant’s facility in 2011. The daughter claims her mother suffered both physical and mental neglect and abuse during her stay.
It is claimed that the defendant failed to provide adequate medical care and that this lack of treatment led to the patient suffering injuries which led to her premature death in 2015. The plaintiff asserts that her mother’s death denied her of parental companionship, guidance and instruction while causing mental and emotional pain and suffering. Also, it brought about hospital and end-of-life expenses.
No amount of money can ever make up for the loss of a beloved parent; however, a person who has suffered such a loss deserves financial compensation to cover damages based upon evidence of nursing home neglect. Those in Pennsylvania confronting similar situations may find the support and guidance of an attorney helpful. A lawyer who is experienced in dealing with cases involving nursing home neglect can navigate a civil lawsuit, pursuing financial relief for the client as well as a sense of justice.
Source: flarecord.com, “Dunedin nursing home accused of negligence in resident’s death“, Jenie Mallari-Torres, Dec. 4, 2017