A jury has awarded $1 billion in punitive damages and $110 million in damages to the family of the late Arlene Townsend. The defendants in this nursing home neglect case are Trans Healthcare Inc. and Trans Healthcare Management.
Townsend, was a resident at the Auburndale Oaks Healthcare Center from 2004 until her death there in 2007 at the age of 69. She was involved in more than one nursing home fall during her stay there and r family believes that she was not properly supervised.
The two healthcare companies had stopped participating in the nursing negligence case after arguing that they only ran the facility through September 30, 2004. However, a default judgment was made against them two years ago. Although they sought to have the defaults set aside, a judge refused.
Boston Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
At Altman & Altman, LLP, our Boston nursing home negligence lawyers represent residents and their families with claims against nursing homes, nursing home operators, and nursing home staff and caregivers. We handle both cases involving incidents of blatant nursing home abuse where intentional harm or neglect was inflicted, as well as claims involving incidents of nursing home negligence caused by poor supervision, inadequate training, poor staffing, and lack of proper protocols and procedures regarding patient care.
Our Boston personal injury lawyers know how important it is that a Massachusetts nursing home provide your loved one with the care and supervision he/she needs and that small acts of carelessness or a failure to pay proper attention can prove detrimental to the patient’s health and well-being. Contact us today if your loved one was hurt in a Boston nursing home fall or wandering incident, improperly restrained, suddenly developed bedsores or inexplicable bruises, or was inadequately supervised, the victim of a sexual or violent crime, got sick from eating the food or drinking the water at the facility, or subjected to unsanitary conditions.
Many patients move into nursing homes because they cannot live or care for themselves independently. When a resident’s health is jeopardized because a care facility doesn’t do its job, this is a problem. By coming forward to file a Boston nursing home abuse lawsuit, you are not just fighting for your loved one but potentially protecting other patients from future harm.
Polk Jury Awards $1.1 Billion Verdict in Nursing Home Negligence Case, The Ledger, July 22, 2013
Nursing Home Compare, Medicare.gov
Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes, Nolo
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