Thomasville, GA asked in Health Care Law, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice for Georgia

Q: Dad died at hospital, I feel there was negligence. Is this is a case?

My 83 yr old Dad was in a local nursing home, positive for Covid on 3/23. Told multiple times he was good. Visited on 26, I asked nurse how he was, told fine but I found him unresponsive. I asked for help with him but only nurse was giving meds and none of 3 CNA at desk would answer when used call button. I had nurse call ambulance. Placed in ICU. He would wake for short periods but not able to help himself. Placed on puree diet, no one fed him or used feeding tube. I was told his vitals were good multiple times. They gave IV and antibiotics only. I never spoke to a doctor. Nurses told me to prepare for worst. The 29th he was moved to regular room though no change in condition. The last day the nurse said his labs showed low areas, I asked if those areas would be higher if he was eating. She said yes. He died at 1:30 am on the 30th.

I believe if the nursing home had recognized his need to go to the hospital and hospital staff had fed him he would still be alive.

1 Lawyer Answer
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: This is a situation where it may be an excellent elder abuse case. Consult with experienced elder abuse attorneys.

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