In a recent case, Henry Frazier who had advanced Parkinson’s disease started staying at the nursing home in September of 2010 when he was eighty-eight years old. Henry Frazier got a pressure sore on his bottom and they family stated that they were not told how severe the pressure sore actually was. His family visited Frazier often including his children. When the pressure sore developed an infection, a nursing aide at the facility finally informed his son that he needed to look at the severity of the sore.
The family then asked that Frazier be taken to the hospital and when he got there, he was diagnosed with being septic, dehydrated and malnourished. His pressure sore was also categorized as a Stage IV wound. The family decided to file a lawsuit against the nursing home because, they “just didn’t want this to happen to other people,” the lawsuit stated.
A jury awarded Frazier’s family $3.2 million because they found the nursing home negligent of Frazier’s care.
In Tennessee and all over the United States, people place their trust in nursing homes to care for and protect their loved ones. Unfortunately, many times nursing home facilities have under trained or overworked staff and this can result in the improper care and negligent of many of the residents. If you feel like someone you care about has been improper treated or neglected while in a nursing them, then you should speak with a Tennessee nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer as soon as possible.
Cases similar to this one occur all too often to people all over the United States and even to Tennessee residents. If you feel that someone you love or care about has been improper cared for or neglect while in a nursing home, we recommend that you contact one of our caring and knowledgeable Tennessee nursing home neglect attorneys right away. We care about our clients and will work with you to make sure you get the compensation you deserve for what you have suffered through.
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