Making the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility can be one of the most difficult decisions that we face in life. We hope and trust in the care that should be provided to our loved ones when residing in these facilities. Unfortunately, things can (and do) go wrong all too often in nursing homes.
A 66-year-old resident with a history of mental illness residing at the University Manor Nursing Home, in Cleveland, OH, died last week. The resident was left unsupervised for an extended period of time with a cigarette lighter and lit herself on fire, ultimately becoming trapped in her wheelchair and dying from burn injuries after spending over a week in a local burn intensive care unit.
Ultimately, a citizen working at an apartment building across the street was the first one to notice the fire, which occurred on the patio of University Manor.
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed while under the care of a nursing home or assisted living facility, negligence could have played a role. Contact us today to discuss your situation at no cost to you.