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Nursing-home Neglect Results in Amputation

Posted on Friday, January 16th, 2009 at 7:01 am    

Where a short, 7-ft walk from one room to the other seems simple to the average person, at a rehabilitation center, it could be the most challenging thing you do that day. 

A resident of a local Nursing Home  pressed a call-button for her nurse to assist her to walk from her room to the restroom.  Unfortunately, the nurse on duty never responded to the call, and the woman attempted to transport herself from her room to the restroom. 

Ultimately, the resident ended up slipping and falling, and unfortunately, a below-the-knee amputation resulted. 

Facilities like this have a responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of their residents.  Additionally, they must make sure the call buttons are functioning properly, as one missed call could result in extreme suffering. 

If you or someone you love has endured an injury that will affect their mobility and comfort for the rest of their lives, it is very important you contact your Wausau personal injury attorney at 800-242-2874 to discuss future compensation for the negligence on the other party’s behalf. 

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