Elder Abuse in California Responsible for Death of 58 Year Old Man

The California Department of Public Health recently announced that the Browning Manor Convalescent Hospital, a nursing home in Delano, California, has received an AA citation – the harshest penalty under California State Law – for nursing home abuse and negligence.
The citation was accompanied by a $100,000 fine from the State for the death of a resident that resulted from inadequate supervision and care.

Elder Abuse at Brown Manor

nursing home negligence attorneys new jersey philadelphia elder abuse Browning Manor Convalescent HospitalThe resident was a 58 year-old man from Kern County. He had a history of aggression and outbursts, and was particularly difficult with staff members on June 23, 2009. Brown Manor Policy states that residents displaying agression should be monitored for at least 72 hours, or until their disposition is relaxed. This monitoring and extra supervision did not happen, however, and a few days later, the 58 year old man fell out of his wheelchair, sustaining injuries to his brain and spine.

He was taken the hospital and release, but died two days later. The Kern County coroner wrote that the man’s cause of death was indeed related to the injuries he suffered on the day of the accident.
Elizabeth Tyler, a representative for the nursing home, claims the man left the facility that day well and coherent. She also announced that Brown Manor has hired an expert neurologist who will testify that the man’s death was not brought on by injuries sustained from the fall.

NJ and PA Elder Abuse Attorneys

The New Jersey and Philadelphia nursing home negligence lawyers at the Mininno Law Office are eager and prepared to handle the toughest cases of elder abuse. If you or a loved on have suffered at the hands of a negligent nursing home or long term care facility, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation or call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.

DePuy Fights the New York Times and Loses

new jersey philadeplhia Depuy orthopaedics hip implant recall attorneys new york timesGive credit to the New York Times for being the first to warn patients and doctors about the potential defects that eventually led to the Depuy hip implant recall.

In March of 2010, The New York Times was the first to break the story about these potentially defective products which could cause serious injury to patients. Although The New York Times’ data was essentially indisputable, DePuy issued strong denials and defended it’s hip implant’s track record.
DePuy fought back, saying that their ASR XL Acetabular System was just as safe as other hip implant systems distributed by other manufacturers. Ironically, as The New York Times reported, DePuy was actually attempting a “silent recall” by phasing out the sales of these defective implants, claiming it was for “business reasons,” and denying it had anything to do with safety.

Not surprisingly, DePuy’s strenuous defense of it’s hip implants turned out to be false. In fact, a few months later, in August of 2010, the FDA sent a warning letter to DePuy regarding other questionable marketing techniques. Within days, DePuy issued a voluntary recall of it’s ASR hip implant system, and finally conceded that the failure rate for this hip implant was greater than that of it’s competitors.
DePuy Orthopaedics President, David Floyd, then belatedly expressed “regret that this recall will be concerning for patients, their family memebers, and surgeons.”

Interestingly, there was no mention of The New York Times article which identified the precise problems with DePuy’s hip implants just a few months earlier.
Let’s give credit to New York Times investigative journalists, Barry Meier and Andrew W. Lehren, for first breaking the story. Without their reporting, DePuy would have been successful in it’s “silent recall” of these potentially defective hip implants, and patients would have never known about the health risk associated with these products.

Mininno Law Office DePuy Hip Implant Recall Attorneys

If you or a loved one recently have recently undergone a hip replacement surgery, you may be the recipient of a defective DePuy hip implant. To be sure, you should contact your orthopaedic surgeon, or the hospital where the procedure took place.
If you are, in fact, a recipient, you will need a DePuy Hip Implant Recall attorney. Contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation. You may also call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, and (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.

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