When nursing home facilities undertrain, underpay, and understaff, the results can be deadly. Grant Law Office recently handled a case where an elderly nursing home resident died as the result of a fall that caused brain hemorrhage. The gentleman was considered to be at high fall risk. So, fall precautions were ordered for him.
The nursing home was supposed to protect this gentleman by the use of a bed alarm. The weight-activated device sounds a loud alarm when a person starts to get out of bed. The nursing home was also supposed to protect this gentleman by placing bed mats on both sides of his bed to cushion a potential fall. Unfortunately, he was found one morning on the floor next to his bed. The elderly man had banged his head and was seriously bleeding.
Neither the bed alarm nor the bed mats were provided, despite the fact that they were both ordered. The nursing home staff was underpaid and was undertrained. The nursing home was also understaffed. This combination proved deadly, contributing to the nursing home facility’s failure to protect this man.
After a hard-fought battle, Grant Law Office was able to achieve justice in this case through a confidential financial settlement.
We believe that holding a nursing home and their parent company accountable in situations just like this will result in an improvement in the care, training, and staffing at Georgia nursing homes. We need to make sure that our elders are respected and protected.
Grant Law Office believes that holding nursing homes accountable when they fail to provide care for which they are paid will lead to the prevention of needless deaths in the future.
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If you suspect that a loved one has died or suffered injury as a result of nursing home neglect in Georgia, do not hesitate to contact Grant Law Office. We can be reached at (866) 249-5513 or (404) 995-3955.