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Valparaiso Nursing Home Named In Wrongful Death Claim
Wrongful Death Claim filed with Indiana Department of Insurance
VALPARAISO, IN– The family of a former patient of Valparaiso Care and Rehabilitation has filed a wrongful death claim against the facility alleging the patient was allowed to fall and suffered a massive brain bleed, following a medication error.
According to the complaint which was filed with the Indiana Department of Insurance, the patient “administered incorrect dosages of anti-coagulant medication(s)” which subjected the patient “to a dangerous risk of harm and death.” The complaint goes on to state that after the medication error(s), the patient “suffered a fall that caused a massive brain bleed” resulting in the “wrongful death” of the patient.
wrongful death – the death of one that is caused by the wrongful act or omission of another
In support of the allegations, the complaint goes on to state that Valparaiso Care and Rehabilitation failed “to provide sufficient nurse and support staffing to meet the needs and ensure the safety of patients under their care,” and further “failed to properly train and supervise employees to care for geriatric patients.”
The complaint further states that these care violations, “demonstrate serious systemic failures in the hiring, staffing, training, oversight, and management” of Valparaiso Care and Rehabilitation staff.
According to the complaint, a number of corporate entities are alleged to have been involved in the ownership and operation of the facility, including Valparaiso Care and Rehabilitation Center, LLC, Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, and American Senior Communities, Inc.
According to the complaint, the defendants have refused to accept responsibility for the patient’s harm.
The complaint is a public record on file with the Indiana Department of Insurance.
Our investigation into these matters is continuing. If you are a former employee of an Valparaiso Care and Rehabilitation, or have information related to the subject matter of this claim, please contact us at 877-769-5377.
Patients, families, nursing home employees and others can truly help by reporting suspected abuse and neglect. Anyone can file a complaint with the Indiana Department of Health if they have concerns about patient neglect or abuse. For more information about how to file a complaint against an Indiana nursing home, read this article.
For those who wish to pursue a civil case against a nursing home for neglect or abuse, it is important to keep in mind that there are deadlines for filing suit against a nursing home, so it is important to speak with a qualified attorney as soon as possible.
About Powless Law Firm, P.C.
The Powless Law Firm is dedicated to ensuring that those who have been victimized by the negligence of others find answers and accountability. Our firm represents individuals and families whose lives have been turned upside down due to the egregious neglect and misconduct of others. We help people who would prefer to never see a courtroom — but who are left with no other means of obtaining the answers and accountability they deserve. Because our clients want to assure that what happened to them will not happen to someone else, they choose to place their trust in our justice system, rather than be intimidated into silence by powerful defendants and their insurance companies.
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