A California nursing home has been sued twice this year for alleged nursing home negligence leading to the deaths of two residents. The first nursing home wrongful death case was filed on July 31, 2015, after the nursing home death of a 69-year-old man, and the second nursing home wrongful death lawsuit was filed on August 24, 2015, after the nursing home death of a 76-year-old man.
The July 2015 Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit
The July 2015 nursing home negligence lawsuit alleges that the defendant nursing home committed elder abuse and negligently failed to provide proper nursing home care, thereby leading to the resident’s death.
The resident was admitted to the defendant nursing home in December 2012, following a stroke that resulted in left-sided paralysis. Beginning in late 2014, the resident’s wife discovered that her husband was being left in soiled adult diapers, that the nursing home failed to prevent her husband from developing bedsores, and that her husband suffered a series of infections after a nursing home staff member ripped her husband’s catheter out.
On February 3, 2015, the resident was brought to a local hospital, where he was diagnosed and treated for a urinary tract infection, bedsores that were infected, sepsis, and pneumonia. The resident died on February 14, 2015.
The August 2015 Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit
The August 2015 nursing home negligence lawsuit alleges that the decedent became a resident of the defendant nursing home on October 28, 2014, following surgery and a stroke. The resident suffered a fall on his first night in the nursing home but the nursing home failed to advise the resident’s family of the fall, according to the claim of the resident’s family. The resident’s family further alleges that the nursing home staff failed to reposition the resident in order to prevent the resident from developing bedsores, and the staff medicated the resident when he became combative instead of trying other methods to address his behavior. The family removed the elderly man from the defendant nursing home on November 21, 2014; he died the following day. The resident’s family alleges that the defendant nursing home’s lack of proper care and negligence led to the resident’s death.
The defendant California nursing home advertises on its website, “There is no one better than Spring Valley Post Acute at caring for your loved ones because the all-around care we offer is unrivaled in the industry. We are the premier rehabilitation hospital in the Victorville area because at Spring Valley Post Acute we don’t just nurse your loved ones back to physical health, our skilled nursing facility nourishes the minds and souls of all of our patients as well. It is our goal to provide all of our patients with specialized, custom, and individual care. We achieve this by building a rapport with each and every one of our patients and really get to know them and their individual needs.”
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