A Warwick, RI woman obtained a $345,000 settlement from a RI nursing home. d’Oliveira & Associates maintained joint responsibility with a Warwick, RI nursing home trial lawyer, who settled the case out of court. The woman fell in a nursing home and broke her ankle, which became infected and required surgery.
Attorney Paul d’Oliveira stated, “This was an unfortunate case where this could have been totally avoided had the nursing home properly taken care of the wound. Unfortunately, we see too many of these types of cases, whether the minimal amount of care could have avoided surgery, which was not necessary.”
Infections can be one of the most deadly results of nursing home abuse. Most people live in a nursing home when in need of assistance with day-to-day life functions that may become increasingly difficult with age. Sometimes these daily tasks require more assistance than others and nursing home residents are forced to rely on staff to ensure their safety and hygiene. When not taken care of properly, small wounds can lead to life threatening infections. Some of the most common infections seen in nursing home abuse cases include: sepsis, influenza, scabies, digestive infections, and many more.
Contact an Experienced Warwick, RI Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Today!
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury or death from nursing home abuse, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and wrongful death (in some cases), among other losses. Our firm is working with experienced RI Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers and there is no fee unless you win a settlement or award. Contact us today toll free 24/7 at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.