Emily Peacock is featured this month in the Michigan Association for Justice Pacesetter where she talks about her love of the law, her clients and working with the Olsman, MacKenzie, Peacock and Wallace Team.
ABUSE & NEGLECT
NURSING HOME ABUSE
When a parent or loved one requires nursing home care, we expect that those at the nursing home where they will live will take good care of them. However, this is not always the case.
In some instances, parents or loved ones are injured through nursing home or care facility neglect. In other instances, they are injured through deliberate abuse.
Abuse of the Elderly Must Not Be Tolerated
Our firm and attorneys have long been involved with many organizations that seek to prevent elder abuse and neglect in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Our attorneys have also testified before the Michigan Legislature concerning nursing home and long-term care facility matters.
Assisted living facilities may be thought of as those facilities that serve residents who can live somewhat independently, as well as those who may need some level of care that is below skilled nursing care. Unfortunately, seniors at these facilities can suffer injury and death as a direct result of the negligence of these facilities, and even abuse at the hands of staff members.
When injury and death occur, we demand real answers and justice on behalf of our clients and their families. In seeking to hold facilities responsible, we take on the large corporations that often own these facilities and their teams of lawyers. While no guaranty of success can ever be made, we have a strong record for obtaining full and fair compensation on behalf of our clients.
ADULT FOSTER CARE
Adult foster care homes typically consist of a traditional house where four or fewer adult residents live, all of whom require a similar level of care. Usually each of the adults have their own bedroom and share common areas, and there is an on-site care person 24 hours a day.
Tragically, seniors are often injured or die from the negligent care in adult foster care as the result of dangerous conditions in the home, a lack of monitoring, or the failure to recognize that the senior is experiencing a severe medical event. The profit motive to “keep beds filled” can lead to poor decisions about keeping a senior at the facility, rather than transferring the senior to a higher skilled-care facility that is needed.
$525,000 settlement for 72-year-old woman who died as a result of bleeding in her brain that occurred after she suffered 4 falls within 3 days in a nursing home.
$450,000 arbitration award for 88-year-old woman who froze to death outside an unlicensed senior housing complex.
$275,000 settlement for 81-year-old woman who died as a result of a bedsore that she developed in a nursing home.
$250,000 settlement for 92-year-old woman who was dropped from a Hoyer lift at a nursing home, causing a hip fracture and her death.
$375,000 settlement for the family of a 99-year-old nursing home resident who died after she was negligently given her roommates’ diabetes medication.
$2.2 million judgment for a 90-year-old resident who suffered a deadly fall when an adult foster care home failed to provider her with a walker
$125,000 settlement for 90-year-old woman who was neglected and fell after showering, fracturing her hip.
$450,000 settlement against adult foster care for failing to supervise 44-year-old man who choked on a piece of pizza while he was supposed to be receiving tube feedings.
$550,000 settlement for 85-year-old woman who fractured her hip in an fall when an nursing assistant in a memory care unit yanked a towel out of her hands as she was walking in the hallway.
$500,000 settlement for 67-year-old woman who lost her eye in a fall at a nursing home.
$4.4 Million jury verdict for a 59-year-old woman who suffered a stroke as a result of a medication error by her family physician.
NURSING HOME ATTORNEYS
ON YOUR SIDE
I want to thank you and express my deepest appreciation for all of your efforts in settling the wrongful death of my husband. This has been the most difficult time in my life after my husband's sudden death, but I feel there will be peace to come once it is all settled... M.W.
I chose the BEST because I deserved the BEST and so do you. You need to make the call to Jules B. Olsman a priority so that you may become one of his. K. Smith
With great compassion and diligence Emily brought due justice to my Father’s case. Her accuracy, availability and professionalism was very much appreciated by the entire family... Marlene