Placing a loved one in a nursing home is a decision that many people wrestle with. Oftentimes, it’s a choice they have to make because they don’t have any other alternative. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect is a growing problem, and according to a recent news article, two residents died within months of each other at the same nursing home. Neglect is suspected.
One of the residents died because a staff member used the wrong device to perform a bathroom transfer. The resident fell and suffered from fatal injuries as a result. Regardless of the efforts of the hospital staff, where the resident was later transferred, he died at the hospital.
The second resident was suffering from cardiopulmonary arrest, and the staff failed to perform proper lifesaving measures on her. In fact, the article stated one staff member was performing CPR on the bed instead of on a backboard, and was notified to stop because of the patient’s advance directives. This information turned out to be false, but regardless she passed away.
Even though disciplinary action was taken in both of these cases, there’s no excuse for nursing home neglect. A St. Louis nursing home neglect attorney can help you if you have concerns about someone you love who is currently in a nursing home. Contact your St. Louis nursing home neglect attorney and we will fight hard for the victim’s rights and for proper compensation.