Nursing Home Abuse
The estate of retired surgeon whose legs were broken while he was a resident of a nursing home facility was awarded $8 million in damages after a two-week trial.
It was alleged that the nursing home tried to cover up what happened when the patient was improperly transferred from a chair to his bed. The patient was transferred without a lift and by only one assistant, which, according to the nursing home’s care plan, required two assistants.
Because of a stroke, the patient was unable to tell anyone about the pain and agony he was experiencing from the fractures in his legs.
At Hoffman & Gelfman Attorneys, we are committed to upholding the quality of care in our long-term care institutions by taking swift legal action to compensate nursing home residents and their families for injuries resulting from neglect or inadequate care. Only this way will the quality of care for all residents be assured.