Monday, June 14, 2010

Alleged Nursing Home Negligence Prompts Wrongful Death Claim

Betty Blanton, an elderly Kentucky resident who passed away in 2008, was one of the thousands of men and women who fall prey to fatal abuse and neglect at the hands of nursing home personnel, according to a suit filed by her daughter, Nadine Murakawa.

In August of 2008, Blanton had been residing at the Britthaven nursing home for only two days when she fell from her bed, incurring a severe leg fracture. Although the nurse on duty reported hearing the bed alarm in Blanton’s room, she said she was “too busy” to respond immediately.

After undergoing reparative surgery, Blanton was moved to another area nursing home, the Christopher East Health Care Center in Louisville. Within weeks, her health began visibly to deteriorate, and Murakawa’s claim alleges a litany of mistakes and errors on the part of the center’s staff, including prescription drug mix-ups. Only a few weeks later, Blanton died.

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