The national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP has filed a nursing home abuse lawsuit on behalf of woman who acquired necrotizing fasciitis after the Concourse Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in the Bronx neglected to properly care for her feeding tube. The lawsuit was filed against the nursing home in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Bronx.
According to the lawsuit, the resident developed a necrotic lesion that contained three liters of fluid, and extended into all layers of the abdominal wall. The lawsuit says that she had to undergo debridement surgery to remove the infected tissue. Parker Waichman Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect attorney Brett Leitner said that, “Nursing homes must be extra vigilant when caring for residents with feeding tubes.” He said that the areas around the feeding tubes must be cleaned and the placement of the tube checked daily to prevent massive infection.
The lawsuit says that the plaintiff suffered injuries and subsequent complications to nursing home neglect. The lawsuit alleges incurred medical expenses, disfigurement, disability, pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life.