Case Result Category: Assisted Living (R.C.F.E.)

Falls

This tragic case involves the neglect and mistreatment of a 98-year-old woman. While living in an RCFE, she fell eight times in six months. The last fall caused fatal brain damage and she passed away as a result of preventable injuries and delay in medical care. The case settled confidentially for $950,000.00

Choking

Our client was an elderly dementia patient in a dementia ward at an RCFE. She was at known risk for choking, and as a result required assistance while eating. Because the facility was understaffed, our client was left alone with food for an extended period of time. She sadly choked and passed away. This case …

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Medication Error

Our client was elderly woman suffering from dementia, while living in a an RCFE. One day our client’s family was contacted and told that our client was found unresponsive, but it wasn’t until the family’s arrival that emergency services were contacted. Our client had suffered from a narcotic overdose as the result of a medication …

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Choking

Our elderly dementia client was in an under-staffed Assisted Living Facility (RCFE). She needed physical and verbal cues to eat slowly, and this was well known to the facility staff. She was left to eat alone and choked to death. This case settled confidentially for $500,000.00.

Bed Rail Strangulation

Our client was an elderly dementia patient living in the dementia ward of an Assisted Living Facility (RCFE). The facility was understaffed, and our client was found several times tangled in the bed rails of her bed. Nothing changed. She was found one morning strangled to death by her bed rails. This case settled confidentially …

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Bedsores

This case involves the neglect and abuse of an elderly man living in an RCFE. During his residency he was taken to the hospital because of a change in mental status and he was discovered to have several pressure sores as well as other injuries, and now required a higher standard of care. Even though …

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Falls

This case involves the neglect of an elderly woman living in a large assisted living (RCFE). She was suffering from dementia and was at high risk of falling, so she required constant surveillance. Short on staff for activities, the lone staff member left the room and left a dozen dementia residents unsupervised. Our client wandered, …

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Bedsores

This case involves the neglect of an elderly man in a “Six Bed” RCFE receiving care from Home Health visiting nurses. Sadly, he was left alone and sitting for long periods of time and, as a result, he developed seven severe pressure sores. He was eventually hospitalized and passed away as a result. This case …

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