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Stockton Nursing Home Fined $100,000 After Patient Death

According to the Los Angeles Times, a Stockton nursing home was fined $100,000 after a resident died. An investigation into Creekside Care Center found that inadequate care led to the death of a woman.

The investigation conducted by the California Department of Public Health found that staff at the nursing home failed to adequately treat an elderly wheel chair bound patient who mysteriously suffered a left thighbone break. The woman subsequently suffered cardio-distress and died in the emergency room.

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, and believe that they are not being treated properly, a Stockton personal injury lawyer may be able to help.

When we place our elders in nursing homes, it is often because they cannot care for themselves. We expect that they will be cared for by the nursing home staff. When staff fails to adequately care for patients – such as treating illness and injuries – or neglects or abuses patients, it is considered a form of medical negligence.

Here, the state investigation concluded that the center did not provide an adequate level of care and fined the home.

For more information, or if you believe a family member has been mistreated at a nursing home, contact the Stockton nursing home negligence lawyers at the Law Offices of Frederick J. Sette.