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$625K Due to the Negligent Care of a Nursing Home Resident

Settlement: $625,000 for nursing home negligence

Case Facts

Mazow | McCullough brought a case against a Massachusetts nursing home for patient negligence.

Plaintiff was a full-time resident at a Massachusetts assisted living facility. On the date of the incident Plaintiff was 77 years old and suffering from right sided paralysis. Plaintiff was unable to independently move and required assistance moving from bed to chair. Plaintiff was being transferred from her bed to her chair by way of staff using a patient lift when she fell to the floor.

Plaintiff suffered a left leg fracture and a head injury. Plaintiff passed away a few days later allegedly due to the incident. The defendant facility denied responsibility for the incident and asserted that it and its staff did everything required. Defendant also argued that Plaintiff may have suffered a seizure causing the fall. The defendant argued that Plaintiff died due to progressive cerebrovascular disease and atrial fibrillation – issues that preceded the incident.

Settlement Details

Mazow | McCullough, PC filed a lawsuit and conducted a full investigation and inquiry into what happened on behalf of the grieving family members. This included communicating with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and taking depositions of several employees of the defendant assisted living facility. Based upon the deposition testimony obtained by Mazow | McCullough, PC which asserted negligence, the assisted living facility was forced to settle the case before trial. A settlement in the amount of $625,000.00 was obtained for nursing home negligence by Mazow | McCullough, PC for the plaintiff’s estate.

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