93 year-old nursing home resident, Charles Bradley, was allegedly the victim of neglect at Everett Care & Rehabilitation in the winter of 2004. A lawsuit initiated by Bradley’s family claims that staff at the nursing home failed to refer the resident to a physician when an open wound was found on his penis. According to the family, the wound was then allowed to fester for months without treatment. That wound had apparently developed as a result of an undiagnosed penile cancer. The cancer reportedly contributed to Mr. Bradley’s death.
The nursing home has been cited by the Seattle Department of Health and Social Services as a result of the incident.
As always, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC are available for a free consultation if you have any questions or concerns regarding the abuse or neglect of a nursing home resident.
Website Resources: Nursing home cited, sued after elderly man’s genitals disintegrate, Seattle PI, LEVI PULKKINEN, October 16, 2009.