Alabama Nursing Home Facing Wrongful Death Lawsuit

learn moreA nursing home in Decatur, Alabama is facing a wrongful death lawsuit after one of the residents died of aspiration pneumonia as a result of an accident.

The home was performing a routine fire drill in October of last year when one of the residents, a 93-year-old woman who was confined to a wheelchair, ended up accidentally rolling away from the caretakers. Her wheelchair was allegedly allowed to roll down a hill, propelling the aged woman out of it and into a ditch.

She was later found face down in the water and rushed to a hospital, where she died three days later.

The lawsuit alleges negligence on the part of the home, asserting that her caretakers should have ensured her safety by not leaving her in a dangerous place. The suit seeks unspecified damages and was filed on behalf of her estate.


2 Comments

  1. This should never have happened. The “caretakers” involved in this case should prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  2. I’m so glad there are people out there looking out for our elderly.

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