The family of a Minnesota woman severely injured while under the care and supervision of an assisted living facility recently agreed to mediation talks with the operator to try and settle the nursing home injury lawsuit. The family filed suit earlier in 2016 and a hearing on the matter is slated for sometime next year.
The lawsuit names Provincial House and ProMedica Health Systems Inc. as defendants to the case, accusing them of negligently supervising the victim and violating the terms of her life care plan. The victim sustained her injuries after tripping on an electrical cord in her room while left alone.
According to the suit, the victim suffered multiple injuries including facial fractures, bruises, and a traumatic brain injury. The elderly woman had been left alone despite being deemed at high risk of falling in her life care assessment plan.
Under the federal Nursing Home Reform Act, nursing homes and other assisted living facilities must comply with several regulations to ensure their residents are well taken care of. When a resident is hurt or dies because the nursing home failed to live up to these standards, victims and their family members may be able to file nursing home injury lawsuits to hold them accountable.
One of the most often violated provisions of the Nursing Home Reform Act is the adherence to a resident's life care plan. The plan is essentially an assessment of the individual’s health and safety needs which the nursing home will need to meet in order to maintain that resident’s well being.
Quite often, elders residing in assisted living facilities are at risk of falling and their life care plan requires them to be supervised at all times. Additionally, the nursing home may need to make certain changes to the resident’s bedding and toilet facilities to allow access and prevent a fall.
If your loved one suffered a fall and was severely injured at a nursing home, it may be because he or she was not properly supervised as per the requirements of the life care plan. At The Cochran Firm, D.C., we take these issues extremely seriously and aggressively prosecute nursing home injury lawsuits to recover compensation and send a message that a disregard for the safety of beloved elders will not be tolerated.
Contact our office for a free consultation with one of our nursing home fall injury lawyers about your case. You can use our chat box, online contact form, call us directly at 202-682-5800 during business hours, or at 1-800-THE FIRM (843-3476) to speak to someone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.