Nursing Home Neglect
Case Summary: Settlement in Nursing Home Neglect
The Perron Law Firm secured a six-figure settlement for a nursing home resident after she fell and broke a hip. The facts established that the resident was recuperating from a previous surgery and required a two person assist for all activities. Although she had turned the call light on, no one came to her room. After waiting for more than twenty minutes, the resident attempted to get out of bed on her own. On the way to the bathroom, she apparently slipped in some fluid and fell, breaking her leg and hip. Showing that the injury resulted from the negligence of the health care provider and not from the resident’s carelessness was not the only issue. The Perron Law Firm also had to convince the other side that senior citizens, even those with chronic health care problems, can still have quality lives. A real injury occurs when additional pain and disability are added on top of existing limitations.