Failure to Provide Proper Care

Choking death of nursing home resident

Nursing home staff allowed an elderly patient with a history of swallowing difficulties to eat a sandwich while unsupervised. The patient subsequently choked while eating the sandwich and was found unresponsive. SUGARMAN attorneys obtained a settlement on behalf of the nursing home resident’s family.

Nursing home negligence in care of 85-year-old Alzheimer’s patient

Settlement for the family of an Alzheimer’s patient who was allowed to wander outside at night and died as a result.

Nursing home resident suffers fracture during routine procedure

Settlement against a nursing home for fracturing the resident’s femur during a catheter replacement in violation of the established Plan of Care. The resident required orthopedic surgery and suffered post-surgical decompensation and death.