Nursing Homes / Tort Reform
Below is a case dealing with the death of an elderly patient in a nursing home. My firm used to do an extensive amount of work in nursing home litigation, but tort reform has made it harder for attorneys to take such cases. There are caps now that limit recoveries in most nursing home cases to 250k. Basically, a nursing home can let someone starve to death and still only have to pay 250k. It needs to change.
|Nursing Home Neglected Dying Patient, Lawsuit Says|
|The family of a 97-year-old nursing home patient who died after contracting severe urinary tract and genital infections has filed a lawsuit accusing the facility of neglect. A subsequent investigation by Washington state health officials concluded that Everett Rehabilitation and Care Center failed to provide the man with timely medical attention. The lawsuit alleges that the facility allowed the infections to go untreated for months. Levi Pulkkinen, Seattle Post-Intelligencer 10/16/2009|
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