Inadequate nursing home facilities are not only dangerous and harmful to the residents and their loved ones. As nursing home abuse lawyers, we see how these bad facilities can affect a wide range of people. From the employees who have to work in poor conditions for often little pay, law enforcement who need to check up on these homes and county workers and tax payers who end up paying for lawsuits and fines when care is not adequate.
Facility Loses Insurance Provider After Several Accidents and Deaths
A county owned nursing home facility in Ballston Spa, NY has lost its insurance coverage after authorities discovered injuries to some of their residents and the suspicious deaths of a couple others. Maplewood Manor’s insurance provider has decided not to renew their contract after these incidents resulted in lawsuits against the home and Saratoga County. “It’s just not profitable for that company to stay with us anymore,” Deputy Administrator Ryan Moore said about the dropped coverage. Because the facility has to switch providers, which will probably be more expensive, the tax payer will have to pick up the difference.
One of the suspicious deaths at Maplewood Manor was Carlton Decker, 85-years-old, who was found outside on the morning of December 22, 2012 and later died at a local hospital. The details of his death are unknown but no criminal charges or lawsuits were filed. The other incident involved Janice Woodley, 83-years-old, who was administered a dose of insulin that was meant to be given to her roommate. Woodley died 16 days later. Her husband is suing both the facility and county for his wife’s death. The home has decided on a new insurance company, but the rates for the county are going to rise 10. 5 percent, about $87,300.
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