SOURCE: Bernstein & Poisson

February 01, 2013 15:54 ET

Las Vegas Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers Settle Lawsuit Arising From Development of Bed Sores

The Las Vegas Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys at Bernstein & Poisson, URL, Have Settled a Bed Sores Lawsuit for a Client

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Feb 1, 2013) - The Las Vegas nursing home neglect lawyers at Bernstein & Poisson represent clients who have been harmed in several different ways because of negligence, recklessness or intentional conduct. The attorneys at the firm handle legal matters involving nursing home abuse and neglect, and these matters include lawsuits arising from physical, mental, emotional, sexual and financial abuse as well as cases involving extreme neglect. The attorneys at the firm hereby announce that they have settled a Nevada personal injury lawsuit arising from the development of bed sores on a client's body. Terms of the settlement are confidential.

Specifically, this Nevada personal injury lawsuit was filed on May 31, 2012 in the District Court of Clark County, Nevada. The case was assigned to Department Number XXX and it was given a case number of A-12-662632-C. The lawsuit was filed in pursuit of the recovery of damages for several different forms of loss associated with the development of bed sores that were allegedly due to the negligence of the defendant.

According to the court documents, this lawsuit stemmed from the development of bed sores that arose while the plaintiff was staying at the defendant facility and under its exclusive care. The plaintiff was admitted to the defendant facility in 2011 following surgery for a broken hip. She was eventually transferred to another facility, and the court documents stated that the new facility noted bed sores as large as 10 cm x 6 cm that the previous facility had allegedly failed to document.

As a result of this development of bed sores, the plaintiff and her Las Vegas nursing home neglect attorneys filed this lawsuit claiming that the defendant facility failed to properly reposition the plaintiff in a timely manner, that the defendant facility had failed to properly oversee and diagnose the developing bed sores and that the defendant facility had failed to properly treat and document this condition.

The court documents also stated that the plaintiff was seeking a recovery of damages to compensate her for medical costs, disability, pain and suffering damages and the future costs associated with each of these forms of loss. Rather than litigate the matter, the parties were able to come together and negotiate an out-of-court settlement. Per an agreement between the parties, the terms of that settlement are being kept confidential and the matter is now considered closed.

About Bernstein & Poisson
Bernstein & Poisson is a Las Vegas law firm comprised of Las Vegas personal injury lawyers who represent clients who have been injured because of negligent, reckless or intentional actions of others. The attorneys at the firm handle personal injury matters that include slip and fall accidents, drunk driving accidents, auto accidents in general, dog bite attacks, bad faith insurance, wrongful death, sexual abuse, nursing home neglect and abuse and several other types of legal matters where a client has been wrongfully injured by the actions of others.

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