Alabama Nursing Home Facing Wrongful Death LawsuitPosted by Steven on May 9, 2013 in Litigation, Nursing Home Abuse, Wrongful Death Cases | 3 comments
A 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.