California Nursing Home Suspected of Negligence
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
nursing facility in Inglewood, California is under investigation for negligent care due
to a patient being admitted to the hospital ICU department. The patient
was transferred to the Centinela Skilled Nursing & Wellness Centre
for recuperation and rehabilitation after being released from the hospital
where she was being treated for a severe body infection. The family reported
that they had visited the patient two days prior and she was in good spirits
and was fine. When the family entered her room, she was sitting in a wheelchair
and trembling uncontrollably, mumbling and eyes rolling back in her head.
The nurse stated that she took her vitals and she appeared normal. The
patient’s husband called 9-1-1 after the nurse could not get an
ambulance to transport the patient to the hospital since the facility’s
staff doctor could not be reached for approval. After being transported
to the hospital, it was revealed the victim had suffered a bacterial intestinal
infection, pneumonia, accelerated heart rate, 104-degree fever and a urinary
Nursing home negligence is a serious problem across the United States.
Many times understaffing and poorly trained employees are to blame for
negligence. Unfortunately, many residents cannot defend or voice their
concerns when it comes to mistreatment. Often family members are the ones
who voice concerns regarding the care their loved ones are receiving.
There can be many different forms of nursing home negligence such as emotional
or social neglect, medical neglect, personal hygiene neglect, and basic
needs neglect. A resident who is suffering from neglect can show behavioral
changes, social changes, malnutrition, dehydration, bedsores and injuries
from falls. Suspecting that your loved one is being neglected by a nursing
home should result in contacting a personal injury attorney immediately.
An experienced attorney will investigate your concerns and any complaints
that were made to the facility.
The attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC are passionate about helping
those who are victims of nursing home negligence. We focus directly on
the needs of the client while communicating throughout the entire legal
process. We work diligently to get the care and compensation that negligence
victims deserve. If you or your loved ones have been victims of nursing
contact our downtown St. Louis office today to schedule a free no-obligation consultation.