Nursing Home Neglect Leads to $2 Million Verdict Award in Georgia

A jury in Georgia recently awarded $2million to Elizabeth Costlow for the wrongful death of her 82 year old mother, Ruby Mae Tyle. Tyler was a patient at the Rockmart Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for a little over 3 months when she passed away. Costlow contended that her mother died due to nursing home neglect. The jury found that the Subacute Services, Inc., based in Florida, was liable and awarded the large verdict in the 2008 death of Tyler. In the short time Tyler was a patient at the nursing home, the neglect in her care lead to the development of bed sores (pressure ulcers). The lawsuit claimed that the nursing home's negligence … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Offer Tips to Prevent Bedsores

As a New Jersey and Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawfirm, we have frequently posted on many topics involving nursing home abuse and, in particular, pressure ulcers and bed sores. In this next series of posts, we will provide nursing home patients and their families with tips that may help prevent pressure ulcers and bedsores from ever developing in the first place. The old adage, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," is not an exaggeration when it comes to the prevention of nursing home abuse in the form of pressure ulcers and bedsores. Tip #1 for Avoiding Bedsores Tip 1: Make sure the nursing home has properly … [Read more...]