​Representative Cases

Elder Abuse

  • Plaintiff, who had both dementia and metastasized cancer, was transferred into the Defendant care facility with a doctor’s order that she not have any weight bearing activity (standing, walking, getting out of bed, etc.) on her left extremity. The caregivers knew of her condition, but nevertheless she was not monitored properly. Plaintiff got out of bed on her own and fell on two occasions, fracturing her left ankle during the second fall. She subsequently died a few weeks later. The matter settled.