Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Currently on The Swinton Law Firm Radio: A Case of Neglect
Barbara Salerno and her family thought their decision to send their 80-year-old father, Albert Salerno, to a nursing home would mean he would be safe and cared for--but they were wrong. Barbara tells the story of how her family was helpless in saving their father even though they visited him nearly every day. Nursing home staff minimized and explained away a sharp downturn in Mr. Salerno's condition. By the time he finally received medical attention; Mr. Salerno was in acute renal failure, had advanced pneumonia and was malnourished. He died a few days later.