A lawsuit was filed on June 12thin Los Angeles County by the family of a nursing home resident who died as a result of being neglected during her stay in the facility. According to the East Bay Times, Cathy Campbell, 61, went to stay at the Alameda Healthcare & Wellness Center located at 430 Willow Street in May 2017 after undergoing triple bypass heart surgery. She was placed in the facility because she needed 24-hour care and help with things like with “eating, physical hygiene, and continence problems.”
Shortly after her arrival at the nursing home, Campbell fell from her wheelchair and rather than report the incident to her physician or family, the staff at the facility allegedly hid the fall along with a “pressure sore that developed on her tailbone.” The CA nursing home abuse lawyer representing the family stated that after the staff became of aware that the pressure sore was worsening in condition as it was documented, they neglected to provide her with the care she needed. The family’s attorney said that rather than providing her with a higher level of care after the sore reached a Stage III, “they made a conscious choice to wrongfully deny the needed medical care.”
 
Not only was this a violation of the law, but it went against the policy the facility claimed they followed.
 
The news source reported that “after the injury became an ulcer that developed sepsis,” Campbell was transported to Alameda Hospital. The lawsuit states that she “subsequently stayed at Oakland’s Windsor Healthcare and Highland Hospital before she died.” The lawsuit stated that the resident’s needs were “flat-out ignored” and that the injuries she sustained were preventable. Campbell could have avoided suffering from the pain she endured had she just received the quality of care the facility was required to provide but failed to do so.
After the lawsuit was filed, Jennifer Cabe of Rockport Healthcare Services, which operates the Alameda Center, spoke out and said, “Due to patient privacy laws, we simply cannot comment about any individual or individual’s care.” However, she did say, “With respect to this legal matter, we strongly deny any accusations of wrongdoing, and we intend to vigorously defend against all allegations of improper care. We provide high-quality care for each and every one of our residents in a safe and comfortable environment.”
 
Although no court date has been set, the case is expected to be heard in the Central District of Los Angeles County.
 
If you are under the impression that a loved one isn’t being cared for properly in the nursing home they are living in, contact a Los Angeles nursing home abuse attorney immediately.
When a nursing home or other type of long-term care facility is recognized in a lawsuit for abuse or neglect, in most of these cases, the facility will deny any wrongdoing. And that is why anyone who has a loved one who has been subjected to abuse or neglect while living in a nursing home retain a nursing home abuse lawyer. The truth is, you will need someone who is familiar with handling cases involving elder abuse who can help you gather all the necessary evidence that supports a solid case.
And if you need help finding a nursing home neglect lawyer in Los Angeles, CA as your family member is a victim of this type of mistreatment, contact USAttorneys.com and we will help you locate a professional in your area now.

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