A Florida law firm has filed three wrongful death nursing home claims against the owners and managers of three Florida nursing homes on behalf of three former residents who died allegedly as a result of nursing home negligence and nursing home greed.
A female resident was admitted to a Winter Haven, Florida nursing home on February 14, 2014. She was discharged from the nursing home on March 5, 2014, and died from complications involving c-diff, infection, and dehydration, on March 10, 2014.
A female resident was admitted to a Lakeland, Florida nursing home on August 20, 2013 and was discharged three days later, on August 23, 2013. On November 25, 2013, she died from kidney failure and low blood pressure, and was malnourished and dehydrated, after she developed a bed sore, had abnormally low blood sugar, and developed gangrene of her right foot that required a below-the-knee amputation.
A female resident was admitted to another Lakeland, Florida nursing home on February 21, 2014 and was discharged three weeks later, on March 12, 2014. A little over one month later, on April 15, 2014, she died, allegedly as a result of inadequate care that she had received in the nursing home that caused her to become malnourished, dehydrated, and suffer kidney failure and low blood pressure.
The nursing home wrongful death lawsuits involving the three former residents allege that the common defendant owner/manager required the nursing homes to admit seriously ill residents without sufficient nursing home staff to meet their needs, which resulted in the residents receiving inadequate care. In particular, the nursing home lawsuits allege, in part: “Decisions regarding which residents would be admitted was driven not by whether the nursing home could meet the residents’ needs, but by the amount the defendants would be paid to care for the [resident],” and that the defendants staffed the nursing homes based on the amount that the nursing homes received to care for the residents, establishing a per-resident, per-day budget without consideration of the staff required to meet the specific needs of residents.
The three recently filed wrongful death nursing home negligence lawsuits allege that the residents were not adequately evaluated when they were admitted to the nursing homes, allowing them to become dehydrated or develop skin problems, and that they were not properly monitored for signs and symptoms of infection during their nursing home stays.
Two of the three nursing homes are one-star rated, placing them among the bottom one-fifth of nursing homes, and the other was two-star rated, placing it among the bottom two-fifths of nursing homes.
No one, ever, should suffer harm due to the lack of sufficient and well-trained staff at any nursing home in the United States.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries (or worse) during a stay in a nursing home in Florida or in a nursing home in another U.S. state, you should promptly seek the legal advice of a Florida nursing home negligence lawyer or a nursing home negligence lawyer in your state who may investigate your nursing home negligence claim for you and represent you in a nursing home case, if appropriate.
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