Nursing Home Abuse Jacksonville, Florida
Florida Injury Attorneys: Florida Attorney Frank F. Fernandez, III of the Fernandez Firm.
Age/Sex/Occupation of Plaintiff: 92 / Female / Retiree
Negligence: Recovery for the family of an elderly resident whose wrongful death was caused by being dumped from her wheelchair by a negligent certified nursing assistant who attempted to push her face forward off a stepped embankment. At the time of the incident, the Plaintiff, age 92, was being transported back to the Defendant’s nursing home facility by its employee following an appointment with a vascular surgeon. Instead of using an accessible wheel chair ramp, which was less than (25) feet away, or reversing the chair and backing her down the embankment, the negligent aid wheeled the frail, unrestrained Plaintiff forward off the steep step.
Just prior to trial, the Defendant’s insurer paid 1,300,000 over the negligent nursing home’s underlying insurance policy limits to settle this tragic case.
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