Allegations Of Staffing, Care, Training, Privacy, Safety Issues
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A just-filed lawsuit in Palm Beach County Circuit Court alleges that ManorCare Boca Raton disregarded patient safety and patient care to such an extent that it led to a patient’s dramatic decline and increased illness.
In exceptionally strong language, the lawsuit alleges that ManorCare, “failed to appropriately monitor (patient) and recognize significant signs and symptoms of change in her health condition, such as (her) suffering the development and deterioration of infections and sepsis. Failing to properly notify family and physicians of significant changes in her health status, such as (patient’s) suffering the development and deterioration of infections and sepsis.”
The lawsuit alleges that ManorCare has staffing and training issues through this language:
“(ManorCare failed to) properly supervise staff, properly train staff, improperly retain staff, inadequately staff. (ManorCare also failed) to protect the dignity of (the patient), failed to protect the privacy (of the patient), failed to follow physician orders, failed to timely transfer the resident to the hospital.”
Adds the suit:
“As a direct and proximate result of the failure of the Defendant to comply with the requirements of Florida Statute 400.022 and to provide adequate and appropriate and protective support services, (the patient) suffered damages, including loss of dignity; humiliation; bodily injury; pain and suffering, disability, physical impairment; disfigurement; mental anguish, inconvenience, loss of capacity to enjoy life; discomfort; aggravation of existing diseases or physical defect; medical, hospital and nursing expenses.”
The lawsuit is filed by the North Miami Beach law firm of Ford, Dean and Rotundo, P.A.
Read the complete suit below.
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