Nursing home neglect is a serious matter. One that can lead to grave medical issues and even death, as is the case with a Lakeland Nursing Home this week.
A lawsuit has been filed against a Florida nursing home, claiming that before her death last year, the resident developed serious medical issues as a result of neglect. These horrible conditions include “urinary track infections, bedsores, dehydration, jaw and eye infections, a drug-resistant staph infection, a fungal tongue infection and sepsis.”
All of which eventually lead to her death. Her family is now suing the facility for “lethal negligence.”
Detecting nursing home negligence is the first step to putting a stop to it. No family should have to suffer through the wrongful death of a loved one. It is important for people to be aware of and recognize the signs of neglect, so that they do not find themselves in the position of this family.
Source: “Lakeland Nursing Home Sued for Wrongful Death,” Law Firm Newswire, September 23, 2014.