When we place our elderly loved ones in someone else’s care, medical professionals, and trained staff, we expect them to be safe and cared for. When the staff neglect those in their care, putting them at risk, and at worst, causing their death, justice needs to be done. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our Boston nursing home negligence lawyers want to discuss a recent nursing home negligence case in Boston. Seven nursing homes in Boston had to settle negligence cases with the Attorney General in Boston.
What Happened in This Boston Nursing Home Negligence Case?
In March 2019, Attorney General Maua Healey’s office found “systematic failures” in seven elderly care facilities, and they had to pay a fine of $500,000 to the state as well as enter a compliance monitoring program.
For example, Betsy Crane, 89, fell more than 20 times while in the care of Beaumont Rbhibliation and Skilled nUrsing Center in Westboro, according to state investigators. Since her chair alarm was not activated by staff, she was not taken to the hospital for three days and subsequently died of her injuries ten days later from bleeding in her brain. She died shortly before her 70th wedding anniversary; if the staff had been paying attention, this would not have happened.
Each nursing home had its own nightmare stories of neglect and irresponsibility. Luckily they are being held accountable, but at what cost, and what about the loved ones left behind to grieve?
Those That Care For Our Most Vulnerable Need Accountability
Nursing homes need to be held responsible when they do not take care of their loved ones with compassion and skill. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our Boston nursing home negligence attorneys find that many nursing homes do not do their duty to care for the elderly, especially the most vulnerable ones. We want to help you protect your vulnerable loved ones and find you the compensation you need to help heal, restore, and guard your family. We also want to make sure this is not going to happen again.
The family members of the victim in a nursing home negligence have to deal with such problems such as:
- Unforeseen legal and medical bills
- Loss of stability in the home
- Increased bills to find better care
- Loss of wages as work is missed
Call Us For a Free Consultation on Your Case
If somebody you love has been the victim of a nursing home negligence caused by someone’s careless and negligent actions in the Boston area, please contact us immediately. We pledge to conduct a full and thorough investigation into your claim so we can secure the compensation you need. This can include:
- Medical bills
- Punitive damages for pain and suffering
- Additional care
- Other expenses as needed