A Georgia jury recently awarded $1,250,000 in a nursing home case to a plaintiff who suffered bedsores (pressure sores, decubiti), weight loss, infection, and eventually death while a resident. The plaintiff-decedent developed a Stage IV bedsore on her buttocks that progreesed to the point where it infected the bone. At trial, the plaintiff introduced evidence that the facility did not employ a sufficient number of nurses and/or nurse’s aides in order to provide adequate care. Evidence was also introduced indicating that the facility’s nurses failed to turn and position the decedent in proper intervals.
Gallivan & Gallivan provides aggressive, yet compassionate representation of victims of elder abuse and/or neglect. Please contact us if you or a loved one has suffered as a result of understaffing at nursing homes.