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Family of Deceased Nursing Home Resident Suing Facility to Try to Prevent Harm to Others

Posted On behalf of Schmidt Kramer on Sep 05, 2019 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

bracelet for fall risk patientThe family of a Pleasant Acres Nursing Home resident who died last December has filed a lawsuit against the facility. In the lawsuit the family claims staff members did not watch their mother properly. She needed to be monitored closely because she had dementia and other medical issues.

The family cared deeply for their mother and checked on her regularly while she lived at the nursing home. The family is hoping the lawsuit could help protect the community and its nursing home residents and prevent other families from losing loved ones because of negligent treatment at these facilities.

“We don’t want this to happen to anyone else,” said Joe Chapman, one of Schmidt Kramer’s attorneys, who is representing the family.

Problems at Pleasant Acres

Prior to her death, the 89-year-old resident was in good health, given her age. However, she died just eight days after suffering a fall on Dec. 8, 2018.

According to the lawsuit, the day she fell she did not have her walker and special shoes to get around, even though staff members knew she needed these things.

There is evidence the facility did not have enough staff members in the months before the 89-year-old died. The facility did not have the minimum number of caretakers during inspections, according to four reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Health that were released before and after the resident’s death.

If the facility had enough staff members, they may have been able to prevent the 89-year-old from trying to walk around without her walker and special shoes, said Chapman.

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