Stark & Stark would like to congratulate Accident & Personal Injury and Nursing Home Litigation group for receiving a $13.2 million verdict in Hudson County on May 15, 2014.  The case involved an elderly woman who died as a result of nursing home negligence.

An 87 year old woman, who lived independently, fell at home and suffered a dislocated shoulder.  After three days in the hospital, she was sent to a nursing home for short term rehabilitation of that shoulder and was then supposed to go home.  Instead, over the course of a 94 day admission, the client lost over 20 of her 110 pounds, developed large stage IV wounds – and then suffered through 9 debridements, two bone shavings, the application of a wound vac and a diversionary colostomy – that eviscerated and lead to the need for her bowels to be manually re-inserted back into her abdomen.  All of this was too much for her – and she suffered a very painful death.

“The terrible injuries this poor woman suffered were unnecessary and preventable.  With adequate staffing and a properly run facility she would have completed her rehab and gone back home.  Instead, she died an undignified death in pain.  This case stands for justice for the family and nursing home residents across New Jersey.”