When Sylvia Bailey broke her tibia at a Niagara area nursing home, she figured she would receive treatment from a doctor as quickly as possible. There was just one problem: Bailey’s doctor was on vacation, and the home declined to have her looked at by one of their specialists.
The Upper Canada Lodge refused to treat her until the doctor returned, instead giving her Tylenol. Bailey’s daughter visited her with a video camera, and took footage of Bailey’s screams of pain, which presumably went on for almost a month. According to her daughter, “Bailey cried so hard, every day, that the home had her assessed for dementia.” Although x-rays were finally taken when her leg had turned black and green, Bailey passed away a couple of months later. You can see the full article and video here.
There’s no excuse for denying an injured resident proper assessment and treatment following an injury. There’s no excuse for disregarding an injured resident’s pain. If you believe that a loved one has suffered abuse or neglect at a nursing home or other care facility that promise to care for vulnerable adults, take action now and contact the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm online or call us toll free at (877) 552 2873 to set up a FREE INITIALCONSULTATION.