Nursing Home Neglect Cases

Group home, choking case – Confidential Settlement in Jefferson County, Alabama

A 31-year-old intellectually disabled man choked to death on bread while he was under the care and supervision of a group home.

Group home, choking case – Confidential Settlement in Jefferson County, Alabama

A 31-year-old intellectually disabled man was physically assaulted in a group home. The group home and its owner, who was also the patient’s primary care physician, settled the case. The case was tried for a week and then all remaining claims were settled.

Shocking Conduct – Confidential settlement in Cullman County

David Marsh handled a case in Cullman that involved shocking conduct by a caregiver with an in-home assistance company. An elderly man with vascular dementia, and blindness, required full time care in his home. Thanks to surveillance cameras set up by the man’s family, we discovered a caregiver watching television while the man wandered around the house, bumping into walls and furniture. He walked into a wall and fell backwards onto a hard floor. While the man was writhing in pain and trying to sit up, the caregiver began taping him with her camera phone. This continued for twenty minutes. The caregiver never got our client medical care he needed or reported the fall to her agency.

Medical Malpractice – $2.5 Million Verdict In Marion County, Alabama

A Marion County jury returned a $2.5 million verdict against a nursing home in Winfield, Alabama. David Marsh and Derrick Mills represented the plaintiff and tried the case. The case grew out of the wrongful death of Norman Rhodes, a 62-year-old man who was admitted to the Golden Living Nursing Home for care and therapy following two strokes.

Mr. Rhodes suffered a traumatic catheter injury, which resulted in a loss of blood that led to his death. There was evidence that the catheter injury happened when Mr. Rhodes was improperly turned by nursing home personnel. The jury considered evidence that Mr. Rhodes was unable to turn himself and could not have pulled out his catheter by himself. Also, there was evidence that the risk of injury was substantially increased when the nursing home employees failed to use a leg strap to hold Mr. Rhodes’ catheter in place.

These recoveries and testimonials are not an indication of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family or other individuals may say about what a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.