A California nursing home has been fined $80,000 based on its failure to prevent the nursing home wrongful death of a patient at one of its facilities. The Los Angeles Times reports that the state regulators have concluded that the Motion Picture & Television Fund "failed to ensure an environment free of accident hazards with adequate supervision, leading to the death of a patient."
Unfortunately, dangerous conditions and a lack of adequate supervision are prevalent concerns facing nursing homes throughout California and the United States. Although many nursing homes provide quality care, too often our elders are victims of nursing home neglect. If you believe a loved one has suffered an injury at a nursing home due to neglect or abuse, it is important to speak to a Stockton personal injury lawyer immediately to answer your nursing home neglect questions and determine your next steps.
Here, a 90-year-old California woman who was a resident at the Motion Picture & Television Fund's nursing home suffer a fatal fall at the Fund's Woodland Hills facility. A wrongful death lawsuit alleged that the nursing home staff "failed to properly monitor Delay, a wheelchair-bound patient suffering from Alzheimer's disease."
After an investigation into the accident, regulators assessed the fine against the home based on its findings.
If you believe a loved one has been the victim of nursing home neglect or elder abuse, contact an experienced nursing home negligence attorney at once. A skilled Stockton elder abuse lawyer can help ensure your loved one is protected. Where an injury or wrongful death occurs, a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you and your loved one deserves. For more information, contact a dedicated Stockton personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Frederick J. Sette for a free, confidential consultation.