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        Resident Exhibits Signs of Stroke, Staff Fail to Take Action

        Recovered Favorable Settlement

        Injury attorneys at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates negotiated a favorable settlement incurred in favor of their client.

        • The Case

          A female resident suffered a brain hemorrhage, symptoms of which had been occurring for weeks prior to the hemorrhage.

        • In Depth Look

          Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates’ nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys alleged the defendant breached its duty of care to their client by failing to ensure its staff was able to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. The defendant countered with the argument that the staff cannot prevent preexisting conditions.

          Injury attorneys at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates rebutted this argument during depositions in which they established that a doctor should be notified if any symptoms of stroke, including slurred speech, drooling from the mouth, weakness in the grip of the hands, pupil reaction, severe headaches, and nausea, occur. The attorneys produced nurses notes from their client’s chart, which showed the nurses had documented all of these symptoms, plus vomiting and disorientation. The injury attorneys further pointed out that nowhere in their client’s chart was there an indication that staff had followed up with necessary measures in response to these symptoms. Had the staff abided by its duty of care, his client brain hemorrhage likely could have been avoided.

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        Resident Exhibits Signs of Stroke, Staff Fail to Take Action

        • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
        • Personal Injury
        • Settlement