JURY AWARDS $1MILLION OVER NURSING HOME NEGLECT
When will the corporate owners of America’s nursing homes get it? When will they learn not to put “profits over people” and provide the type of care and attention needed by the elderly? Well…this jury verdict should get their attention!
The family of an 84-year-old Louisiana man who died while in the care of a nursing home has been awarded $1 million in damages stemming from a nursing home neglect and medical malpractice lawsuit. Shortly after entering Olive Branch Senior Care, Leon Nelms had to be taken to a hospital because of infected pressure sores, weight loss, malnutrition and dehydration. He died six days later from the infected pressure sores, one of which was so advanced it went to the bone and was infected with his own feces!
The nursing facility is owned by Brown Development Inc. and D. Brown Enterprises Inc.