Sunday, February 22, 2009

Lawsuit Against Facility

Elderberry Square, an assisted living facility is the subject of a second lawsuit alleging severe neglect and abuse.

The $1,000,000 lawsuit was filed in Lane County Circuit Court against Elderberry Square, brought by the wife and guardian of an 80-year old man, who at the time of his admission to the facility was suffering from advanced dementia.

This suit alleges he was left alone and unsupervised, resulting in repeated falls, one of which resulted in a broken wrist. In addition, the man’s wife, on numerous visits to Elderberry, found her husband unattended and soiled with his own waste matter.

All of this occurred in the little more than two-month period following his admission to Elderberry.

“Our position is that you don’t get a second chance, let alone a third, when it comes to protecting vulnerable senior citizens,” said attorney Kelly Clark, which filed the lawsuit.

Full Article and Source:
Elder Assisted Living Facility Hit With Second Lawsuit


Anonymous said...

Good -- any time family sues, it brings nursing homes into much needed focus.

I wish the wife well.

Anonymous said...

A second lawsuit? That pretty much says it all!

Anonymous said...

I wish the plaintiffs much success. It seems the only way to get attention is to sue.