Nursing Home Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Oct 21, 2014 in Nursing Home News
A Seneca-based nursing home in South Carolina, Seneca Health, has recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit. 87-year-old nursing home resident Dorothy Reynolds of Oconee County sustained fatal injuries and neglect at the nursing home.
The family of Reynolds brought a wrongful-death lawsuit after the nursing home employees failed to address the family's concerns that Reynolds was becoming non-responsive and losing massive amounts of weight that culminated in her death.
In response to the family's concerns, the nursing home simply responded that Reynolds had good and bad days. In December of 2010, Reynolds was diagnosed with septic shock, pneumonia and urinary track infection.
In the lawsuit, family members alleged that the nursing home failed to adequately staff the facilities and that funding shortfalls placed the nursing home residents in danger.
Reynolds was removed from the nursing home and died within 30 days of being placed in hospice care. The terms of the settlement have not been revealed.
The family hopes that the lawsuit will ensure that Seneca Health adequately staffs the facilities so that other families do not lose their loved ones.
Nursing home abuse and neglect are rampant problems in South Carolina. Nursing homes have complete control of their residents and if procedures and processes are not place to ensure that residents are safe, they may die.
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