Assisted Living Center Faces Lawsuit After Resident Dies From Tripping on Phone Cord

Another assisted living facility in Illinois has been sued for negligence, according to a Madison Record news story that our Maryland nursing home injury attorneys have been following, after a resident died from health complications and injuries sustained after tripping on a telephone cord in the home’s walkway.

According to the lawsuit, Cambridge House of O’Fallon and BMA management are both being sued by David L. Hubert, a relative of Anastasia J. Hubert, who reportedly sustained a spinal fracture as a result of the nursing home fall.

The assisted living home is being blamed for nursing home negligence, for leaving a telephone cord in the hallway near a nurse’s desk that was unprotected and exposed, allegedly tripping the resident as she walked by the nurse’s desk.

Hubert claims that Hubert’s injuries were a great source of pain and suffering and caused her to sustain a major loss of her normal life, along with major medical costs. Her family also claims that as a result of Hubert’s death, they have suffered the emotional loss of her company.

The CDC reports that over 1,800 residents die each year from falls in nursing homes. Personal injuries sustained from nursing home and hospital falls can be debilitating and expensive for adults to face. As the CDC reports, nursing homes should try to prevent falls by addressing the medical conditions of each resident, as well as identifying the potential risk factors, to ensure that assisted living facilities and hospitals are safe for residents who are at-risk for falls—providing environments that are free from personal injury or wrongful deaths often associated with falls.

In Washington D.C. and throughout the state of Maryland, contact our nursing home injury attorneys at Lebowitz and Mzhen, LLC today, for a free consultation to discuss the nursing home rights of your loved ones.

Assisted living center sued after resident trips on telephone wire, dies, The Madison Record, January 19, 2011

Related Web Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC)

Related Blog Posts:

Undisclosed Nursing Home Falls Lead To Lawsuit After Resident’s Death, Maryland Nursing Home Lawyer Blog, February 1, 2011

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