Nursing Home Liability: Who Owns the Facility
Turned out to be the Nightingale East Nursing Center, owned in part by a now-defunct company, and eventually traced to SavaSeniorCare, an LLC located in Atlanta, GA.
In the litigation, St. Clair Shores attorney John Perrin experienced an evidentiary mistrial and a mishandled document request in clawing his way to the jury verdict. For their part, the defense attorneys claim that the botched corporate disclosure was not intentional. Looking for the upside, defense attorneys Plunkett and Cooney (Jenny Andreou) claimed a partial victory through limiting the "non-economic" damage component of the verdict; a motion for remittur has been filed.
This death resulted from a resident choking on a golfball sized meatball; a largely unforeseeable event. The jury found other liability factors in awarding plaintiff millions of dollars. Obviously, we want to avoid this fate for any of our families and loved ones that are placed in a nursing home.
Serving as the guardian for more than 100 individuals, many of whom have been placed in nursing homes, I have learned that you can never pay close enough attention to the ward's care. Complaints against licensed facilities are common and serve the purpose of compelling care improvements.
Nursing homes, assisted care facilities, and adult foster care residences provide a dizzying array of care choices and regulations. Making the right placement for a family member or loved one is a critical decision.
In Macomb County, follow this link for skilled and basic care nursing homes. In Oakland County, follow this link for the same information.