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Woman Awarded $400,000 in Wrongful Death

A jury has awarded $400,000 to an Easton, Massachusetts woman in the wrongful death of her father after he died in a 2005 incident at the Embassy House nursing home in Brockton.  The man was severely injured when a nurse did not follow proper procedures when moving him from his bed using the Hoyer Lift.

According to testimony, a Hoyer Lift, used to move immobile patients, requires two attendants to operate.  A nurse attempted to move him on her own when a hook gouged the patient’s eye requiring surgery.  He acquired sepsis after the surgery and died 46 days later.

The jury found Kindred Healthcare, owner of the nursing home, negligent in the eye injury and awarded the $400,000 plus interest for pain and suffering and disfigurement.

The New York offices of Scott C. Gottlieb have vast experience dealing with wrongful death cases.  If you feel that you or a loved one has suffered due to wrongful death, call our firm at 800-825-5529 or visit our web site.  There is no case-review cost.

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