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A woman dies admist untimely diagnosis by long-term care facility

A lawsuit has been brought against a Nashua, New Hampshire, long-term care living facility, alleging that its staff's failure to render timely care to one of its 85-year-old patients resulted in her ultimate demise. The woman had been living at the facility for a little more than a year before she was ultimately transferred to an area hospital with unrecoverable ailments including sepsis, severe dehydration and a possible stroke.

The lawsuit chronicles how the victim in this case became a resident of the dementia care program at the facility in question on April 10, 2013. After admittance, she is alleged to have endured numerous urinary tract infections and falls. The filing claims staff made no attempts to address these issues.

In addition to her urinary tract infections, it's alleged that medical staff further failed to render medical care for the woman once she developed pneumonia. When the woman was eventually transported to the hospital in critical condition on May 20, 2014, the lawsuit cites doctors as stating that her sepsis had most likely resulted from her urinary tract infection and pneumonia not having been properly treated.

The victim was placed on comfort measures upon being evaluated by hospital staff. She succumbed to her illness on June 2, 2014.

The lawsuit in question was filed in late March of 2017 in Rockingham County Superior Court. It accuses the Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Greenbriar as well as its unnamed doctors and nurses who were responsible for rendering the woman's care of gross negligence, wrongful death, and of inflicting emotional distress. No specific monetary amount has been assigned to the damages yet.

Nursing home or medical negligence and elder abuse are all concerns that happen much more frequently than they should. If a loved one has been injured or killed due to negligence of a medical provider or caretaker, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire, wrongful death attorney will be a valuable resource.

Source: Union Leader, "Wrongful death suit filed against Nashua long-term care facility," Jaso Schreiber, April 05, 2017

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