Our Washington, D.C. Nursing Home Lawyers have been following a recent article from the Washington Post that was published last week, where Karen Feld, the 61-year old Washington D.C. socialite and former gossip columnist, has filed a nursing home negligence and fraud lawsuit against her former home-care giver, for nearly $1.5 million.
According to the Post, Feld hired Inger Sheinbaum, a 61-year old Austrian to be her private nurse and home-care companion to provide 24-hour care after she recovered from brain surgery in January 2008.
In the Washington D.C. nursing home negligence and fraud lawsuit, Feld alleges that Sheinbaum was not accurate about her qualifications as a registered nurse in Washington, D.C. She accuses Sheinbaum of allowing men to enter and exit Feld’s room in the hospital, which reportedly lead to great fear for Feld as she recovered from her post-traumatic stress disorder. Sheinbaum is also being accused of leaving Feld alone at critical junctures during her role as a home-care provider.
Sheinbaum, who only worked for Feld for a week, resigned after Feld allegedly attacked her while shouting obscenities in a rant. Feld claims the rant was a result of her seizures. Sheinbaum’s attorney claims that the lawsuit has no merit.
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), between 1 and 2 million Americans who are 65-years old or more have been injured, neglected, or mistreated by someone they are depending on for care. If a Washington D.C. resident or private resident becomes injured or dies because the nursing home or nurse neglected to protect the health and safety of the resident, the nurse or nursing home could be held liable for Washington D.C. nursing home negligence or wrongful death. Our attorneys at Lebowitz and Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers represent victims and their families who wish to recover personal injury compensation from nursing home negligence and harm. Contact us today.
Latest Feld Lawsuit Alleges Fraud and Negligence by Nurse, Washington Post, March 25, 2010
Related Web Resources:
The National Center on Elder Abuse, (NCEA)
Washington DC Nursing Negligence: Socialite Karen Feld Accuses Private Nurse of Neglect and Fraud, Washington D.C. Injury Lawyer Blog