Wrongful Death Settlement Against Michigan Assisted Living Facility

At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our nursing home attorneys recently settled a wrongful death settlement against a Michigan assisted living facility. The lawsuit arose out a patient who died from a brain bleed as a result of injuries that took place while she was residing at the medical facility located in Kent County.  

The patient, who as an at-risk patient for elopement, walked out of her room and wandered outside the building facility doors. As she was walking outside she fell face first on the cement outside.  Due to the fall, she suffered serious and catastrophic injuries, including several fractured bones in her face and a massive brain bleed.  

At one point during her residency, there were alarms on her doors, however the alarms were improperly removed by the nursing home staff a few weeks before the incident happened.  

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the surviving family. Our attorneys were able to prove that the assisted living home was in fact negligent in their care and cause for the patient’s unfortunate and untimely death.  We were able to get a settlement for the family before ever going to court.  The settlement amount is confidential. 

Families trust assisted living facilities and their staff members to keep our loved ones safe. Sometimes, because of age, dementia or other medical conditions, our loved ones require additional observation to keep them from wandering away from an assisted living home. These residents are the most vulnerable to dangers outside the facility. Unfortunately, residents of assisted living facilities don’t always receive the observation they require. Sometimes this is the result of inadequate training of nursing home staff. Other times it results when proper procedures are not implemented, such as bed or door alarms, or an inadequate number of properly trained staff members are assigned to care for the residents.

Regardless of the cause, when a Michigan assisted living facility fails to prevent a patient from wandering away from the facility that patient can be put in a dangerous situation and it may result in death. If your loved died from wandering from an assisted living facility, nursing home or other medical facility in Michigan, that facility is responsible for failing to prevent him or her from wandering. It is important that you contact an experienced and knowledgeable attorney willing to fight for the full compensation you deserve.  For more information on how our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. attorneys can help you, call our law firm today at (800) 606-1717 for your free, no obligation case evaluation.  We will discuss your legal rights and determine whether or not the home was negligent in their care. 

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