These are recent verdicts for residents against nursing homes for deaths and injuries:
Undetected gastrointestinal bleeding led to resident death (Bernalillo County, New Mexico District Court, $54,000,000). 93-year-old resident choked to death after nurse’s aide gave him the wrong meal (Waterbury County, Connecticut Superior Court, $3,400,000). Resident suffering from dementia drank lye that was left on kitchen counter and sustained burns of his airways (Kings County, New York Supreme Court, $3,000,000).
Alzheimer’s patient was hit and killed by car after wandering out of nursing home due to negligent supervision (Los Angeles County, California Superior Court, $1,480,000). Nursing home did not prevent resident’s pressure ulcers and did not yield to hospital’s care when it could no longer treat the ulcers (Harnett County, North Carolina Superior Court, $638,000). Resident escaped and died of hypothermia because she was not checked hourly (Dutchess County, New York Supreme Court, $350,000).
Arthritic resident drowned during unsupervised time in the facility’s hot tub (Clark County, Washington Superior Court, ($350,000). Resident at risk for aspiration choked to death after being fed a hot dog ( Norfolk County, Massachusetts Superior Court, $112,500).