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Family of Injured Kentucky Nursing Home Patient to Receive $1 Million Settlement

According to an article in the Lexington-Herald Leader, a Fayette, Kentucky Circuit Court jury awarded the family of a nursing home patient $1 million for negligence resulting from a January 2009 incident.  The Alzheimer’s patient, in her late 80s, at Lexington’s Cambridge Place Nursing Home suffered extensive injuries in a fall after she went missing from her room.

The lawsuit alleged the woman suffered broken bones in her face, bleeding in her brain, and a serious cut on her forehead, and various other injuries, after she fell from her Merry Walker, a walker that includes a seat, and was later found severely injured in an equipment storage room.

The case was previously reviewed by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the attorney general’s office. An adult-protection worker found that the woman was a “victim of caretaker neglect and had been exposed to an extreme safety risk.”  The attorney general’s office determined that the injuries were caused by an accidental fall.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a form of medical negligence, including nursing home abuse, you may have a medical malpractice claim.  Our attorneys at Munley Law are experienced and successful medical malpractice litigators and we fight to protect the rights of patients.  Contact us now for a free consultation.

 

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