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Death caused by falls lead to lawsuit

Published on July 1st, 2009

The St. Clair Record had an article about the recent lawsuit filed for a resident who died after the nursing home allowed the elderly woman to fall multiple times causing her death.  Dora Haskins-Bond lived at Eldercare Inc., doing business as Calvin Johnson Care Center, from December 2004 until July 31.   During her stay at the center, Haskins-Bond fell on July 7, sustaining fractures to her left femur and right knees.   Because Haskins-Bond had previously fallen several times while staying at Calvin Johnson, the home should have known of her susceptibility to falls and fractures and done something to prevent the falls.

The center and its owners failed to provide adequate resources and monitoring for Haskins-Bond to prevent her from falling.  Because of her fall, Haskins-Bond incurred substantial medical costs, endured substantial pain and suffering in her body and mind and suffered disability, disfigurement and an aggravation to her pre-existing health conditions.

In addition to Calvin Johnson, Eldercare’s administrative manager, Steven Wolf, and Prudence Wolf, who had an ownership interest in the company, are included as defendants in the suit.

 

 

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