On December 15, 2014, the daughter of a 77-year-old Wyoming nursing home resident who fell and suffered serious injuries after only one month in a nursing home filed a lawsuit in federal court in Wyoming on behalf of her mother’s estate against various corporate defendants, including the large corporate owner of the defendant nursing home.
The plaintiff’s mother became a resident of the nursing home in July 2012 but was transferred to the hospital less than one month later after fracturing her pelvis as a result of a fall. The woman died in October 2012, allegedly as a result of the serious personal injuries she sustained as a result of the negligent nursing home care that she had received.
The daughter’s federal nursing home negligence lawsuit alleges that her mother had Parkinson’s disease and suffered from dementia, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, osteoporosis, depression, and muscular degeneration at the time of her admission to the defendant nursing home, thereby requiring her mother to be provided with appropriate 24-hour nursing care that the nursing home represented would be provided. The lawsuit alleges that the defendants “failed to identify and communicate the diagnosis of Parkinson’s and dementia as fall risks and to implement basic fall interventions” for her mother and that the “negligence, inattention and misconduct … were committed as part of a pattern of wrongdoing on the part of the corporate defendant.” The nursing home was also alleged to have failed or refused to timely investigate and document her mother’s medical conditions, her falls, and her injuries.
The death certificate for the woman lists end-stage Parkinson’s disease as the cause of death but also lists dementia and the woman’s fractured pelvis as other significant conditions. The woman’s daughter claims in her Wyoming nursing home negligence lawsuit that her mother also suffered a fractured upper right arm, a fractured jaw, trauma to her face, a lip laceration, multiple bruising, and mental and emotional distress during her stay at the nursing home.
The daughter alleges that the nursing home failed to have sufficient staff who were also inadequately trained to provide proper monitoring, supervision, and assistance to vulnerable residents in order to keep them safe, including the plaintiff’s mother. The Wyoming nursing home negligence lawsuit seeks monetary damages for medical expenses and noneconomic damages.
No one should ever needlessly suffer harm due to the lack of sufficient and well-trained staff at any nursing home in the United States.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries (or worse) during a stay in a nursing home in Wyoming (or a nursing home in another U.S. state), you should promptly seek the legal advice of a Wyoming nursing home negligence lawyer or a nursing home negligence lawyer in your state who may investigate your nursing home negligence claim for you and represent you in a claim against a nursing home, if appropriate.
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