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Coincidence? Two Lawsuits Recently Filed Against Same Nursing Home

Multiple Lawsuits Recently Filed Against Same Nursing HomeBad nursing homes generally have a pattern of poor care.  There will always be isolated incidents at even the most well staffed facilities.  However, when repeated incidents occur within a brief period of time there are usually deeper problem with the facility.

Case in point, two recent lawsuits were filed against the Devon Gables Health Care Center.  The first lawsuit involves, Elfriedel Sitzman, a female resident who was not give adequate care following a stroke.  The lawsuit claims that Sitzman fell and broke her arm in a fall during her stay at the facility from November through December, 2007.

The second lawsuit was filed by the family of Irma Smith for negligence and wrongful death.  The lawsuit claims that Ms. Smith fell while a resident at the facility in the summer of 2006 and died from complications following a fall at the facility.  According to the lawsuit Ms. Smith developed infections and pressure sores following the fall.
Devon Gables has consistently received more violations than the average Arizona nursing home. Here are the results from recent surveys from Devon Gables.

 

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