Mother Dies In Nursing Home ($410,000)

The children of the neglected woman immediately called Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates and received assistance from the attorneys in the nursing home department, who recovered $410,000 for the grief-stricken family.

The Case

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In-Depth Look

Leaning on her right side in the wheelchair all day long created a pressure sore, which was ignored. After 6 weeks of this torture, it finally took a toll on her poor body. The pressure sore grew into a large open wound and became septic. The caretakers of the nursing home facility decided it was a good idea to wrap a bleach-soaked pillowcase around the woman’s waist, covering the gaping wound. The woman died a few days later.

Even though this woman’s family came to visit her every day, they were unaware that their mother was being neglected and left to suffer. As a result of multiple strokes, she was unable to speak or move the right side of her body, and her family had no idea that she was left in a wheelchair from 9 am to 4 pm every day without being properly turned or repositioned.