Our Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against skilled nursing care facility in the City of Detroit. The suit alleges that the patient was not properly supervised or monitored by the nursing staff or a sitter and as a result, he pulled out his trachea tube and suffered an anoxic brain injury. He later was removed from life support.
The nursing home resident had a history of self-decannulation and was at a high risk for removing his tube. He was prescribed safety-mitts and assigned a one on one sitter to prevent this from happening. Despite these recommendations, he was found by himself early one morning in respiratory distress by a staff member. He was taken by EMS to a local hospital and later died.
The Michigan wrongful death lawsuit was filed by his son on behalf of the family. The suit seeks all damages permissible under the medical malpractice laws and the Michigan wrongful death statute. No trial date has been set by the court.