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Falls & Trauma

Nursing Home’s Neglect Results in Leg Amputation and Jury Award

WYMT TV News reported on July 2, 2010 that a jury has ordered the Hillcrest Nursing Home to pay $7.5 million to a female resident who had to have her leg amputated. The resident had been staying at the nursing home to recuperate from a knee replacement surgery. When the resident called for a nurse to assist her in using the bedside toilet, the nurse said she was busy and told the resident to do it herself. The nurse lowered resident’s bedrail, placed the call button out of her reach and left the room. The resident attempted to use the toilet, but fell and ruptured her knee in the process. By the time she was found by another nurse, the wound had already become infected by urination where she had fallen. The resident spent two months in the hospital and had to undergo several surgeries before having her leg amputated.

If you believe that a loved one has been neglected or suffered a traumatic fall resulting in serious injury because a nursing home failed to do its job, take action now and contact the Kosieradzki Smith Law firm online or call us toll free at (877) 552-2873 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

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