The Quad City Times reported on July 27, 2010 that the family of a deceased resident has filed a lawsuit against the Good Samaritan Society nursing home of Davenport, Iowa. The resident was 89 years old when she died, reportedly from a neck fracture she had sustained when she fell in her room months earlier. She was placed in a halo cast and returned to the nursing home, where the screw insertion points eventually required aggressive wound care and debridement. The lawsuit alleges that the Good Samaritan Society did not implement the proper safeguards or staff training programs to prevent falls.
It is the responsibility of nursing homes to use proper safety precautions to prevent falls and to protect their residents from fall injuries. If you believe that a loved one has been seriously injured because a nursing home failed to do its job, take action and contact the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm online or call us toll-free at (877) 552-2873 to set up a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.