In Tennessee and all across the country, when we have to put our loved ones in the care of others, we expect that they will receive proper medical care and treatment. Unfortunately, sometimes nursing homes and other facilities are understaffed and overworked and this can lead to injury or even death of a patient or a family’s loved one. If you or someone you love has been in a nursing home or facility and then been seriously injured as a result, you should speak with a Tennessee nursing home neglect lawyer right away. They will hear your case and make sure you get the compensation you deserve for your loved one.
In this case, a man claims that a nursing assistant from the health center where his mother was staying left a cleaning brush in his mother’s tracheotomy. According to the lawsuit, Josephine Rosario, seventy-four, came into the Lopatcong Center in May of 2010 after receiving treatment for a respiratory problem associated with a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Rosario was rehabilitating at the facility before going home. Also the lawsuit claims that in January around one in the morning, a certificated nursing assistant checked on Rosario. An hour later according to records, the staff of the facility found her sitting on the side of her bed and leaning on a table, unresponsive.
The lawsuit goes on to state that a tracheotomy brush was sticking out of the tracheotomy opening in Rosario’s throat and she could not breathe. The brush was removed and the staff attempted to revive her and she was taken to the emergency room. At the hospital, it was determined that Rosario suffered bad brain damage due to a lack of oxygen and on January 28th, the family was told that this condition would most likely be permanent. Rosario was taken to another health facility, where she is staying, completely ventilated and tube-fed.
Unfortunately, cases similar to this one happen all too frequently to people and their families all across the country and even right here to the residents of Tennessee. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured after staying at medical facility or nursing home, then we strongly encourage you to contact one of our experienced and caring Tennessee nursing home negligent and personal injury attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will work with you to make sure you receive the compensation you need for what you have been through. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.