Our Michigan nursing home negligence lawyers recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Monroe nursing home facility. The lawsuit arises out of the death of a 95 year old resident who resided at the skilled nursing care facility. The lawsuit alleges neglect against the nursing home for its failure to properly appreciate mental status changes a patient was experiencing due to a medication she was receiving. As a result of the medication and it’s side effects, the patient became lethargic, weak and stopped eating and drinking. Despite such changes in condition, the nurses did not report such new findings to a physician and continued to administer the medication to the patient. As a result of such negligence, the patient was eventually taken to a Monroe hospital but it was too late to save her and she died from dehydration and malnutrition.
The lawsuit seeks all permissible damages under the Michigan Wrongful Death Statute. This includes damages for the pain and suffering that the resident endured prior to her death. It also seeks monetary compensation for her surviving family members and the loss of her companionship due to her death. No trial date has been set by the court.
The failure for a facility to prevent malnutrition or dehydration and treat them before the conditions become too severe is often the result of abuse and it can give rise to a Michigan nursing home neglect lawsuit. Because many nursing home residents are unable to speak up for themselves, they rely on family members and friends to bring these issues and concerns to the nursing home staff. If you suspect that your loved one is suffering from malnourishment or dehydration while residing at a Michigan nursing home, call our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. nursing home negligence lawyers immediately. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and medical records to prove and win your case. Call now at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case and get justice for your loved one.