Our nursing home neglect lawyers recently agreed to a confidential settlement with a Detroit nursing home in a case involving a Stage 4 bedsore. The resident was a high risk for developing bedsores due to her immobility and other medical conditions. She was assessed as a high risk by the nursing home but the treatment care plan was not properly followed. As a result, she developed a major decubitus ulcer that became infected and required medical treatment.
On her behalf, 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 skilled nursing care facility in Michigan. The insurance adjuster for the nursing home contacted us to discuss a pre-lawsuit settlement. This was in the best interest of all parties because it would save significant litigation expenses and would resolve the case immediately, rather than waiting up to two years if the case went to court.
After lengthy negotiations, the parties agreed to a confidential settlement. 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. The medical providers do not want information regarding their lawsuits or settlements to be made public.
Bedsores and decubitus ulcers are a serious problem in nursing homes and other medical facilities. The medical provider is required to assess the patient’s risk of developing a bedsore and then implement a care plan. Once the plan is created, the nursing staff must follow the plan and monitor the resident to make sure it is effective. If it is not effective, the plan must be changed to add other necessary measures.
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. We also pay all expenses and if your case is not successful for any reason, you owe us nothing. We put it in writing for you.
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