Bowel Impaction Settlement Against Detroit Nursing Home

We recently reached a confidential settlement with a Detroit nursing home for the family of a resident who died from a bowel impaction.  The resident died shortly after she was taken to a local hospital emergency room for her impacted bowel.  The delay in diagnosis and treatment caused severe sepsis which led to her death.

On behalf of her surviving family members, we served a written Notice of Intent To Sue on the nursing home administrator.  This is the first step in the legal process to pursue a claim or lawsuit against a medical facility in Michigan.   The attorney for the nursing home contacted us to see if the parties would agree to attend a pre-lawsuit mediation to see if we could settle the case before filing a wrongful death lawsuit in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan.   We agreed to the mediation.

At the mediation, both sides presented written briefs and orally discussed their respective claims with the mediator.  Each side also had information and reports from both nursing and medical experts to support their positions in the case.  Under Michigan law, each side must file an Affidavit from a qualified medical expert to support their positions on negligence in the case.

After lengthy negotiations, the parties agreed to a settlement.  The nursing home required that all terms of the settlement be kept confidential for all purposes except for obtaining permission from the probate court to settle the case.  This is a common practice in medical malpractice and nursing home neglect lawsuits and is often demanded by the medical provider as a term of the settlement.

Bowel impactions are a very serious condition in the elderly and will lead to death if not properly diagnosed or treated.  Nursing homes must closely monitor a residents bowel movements and look for signs and symptoms of an impacted bowel.  The failure to do these things can lead to a nursing home lawsuit if the resident is harmed or dies due to this negligence.   If someone you care about was harmed by neglect or abuse in a Michigan nursing home, you should contact our experienced Michigan nursing home lawyers to investigate your the case.  We charge absolutely no legal fees or costs unless there is a settlement.

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