$750,000 Settlement For Elderly Woman
Settlement in the amount of $750,000 for wrongful death and neglect of an elderly woman who died of aspiration.
An elderly woman went to live at a long term care facility. The staff of the nursing home dropped the woman, causing her to fracture her hip. They then ignored her complaints of hip pain for weeks. The elderly woman became depressed from the pain and neglect, and began to refuse to eat, which severely affected her well-being and contributed to her deterioration. She was finally seen by a physician when her daughter had her examined by a physician visiting the facility. She was operated on for repair of the hip, but then aspirated while recovering from the surgery in the hospital. Felicia