$375,000 – Family Brings Elder Abuse Case Against Nursing Home for Abuse and Death of an 88-Year-Old Man

Plaintiffs in this case were the wife and children of an 88-year-old man who died while in a nursing home when his blood sugar level was allowed to sink to a dangerous point and he aspirated on orange juice.

The nursing home retained experts to defend itself by claiming that the care by nursing home staff was adequate and that plaintiff died of pneumonia which was unrelated to any of the potential misconduct of the nursing home.

The law offices of Winer, Burritt and Scott, LLP, through discovery and retention of expert witnesses was able to successfully allege that nurses at the home violated a number of statutes and standards by failing to call a doctor when plaintiff’s condition became critical and mismanaged the lowered blood sugar level.

RESULT: $375,000 settlement on behalf of plaintiffs