North Carolina Adult Long Term Care Negligence
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Plaintiff, a resident of an Long Term Care facility, suffered from dementia and severe Alzheimer’s. Because he had all his teeth removed and did not have dentures, it was ordered that his meals be soft-mechanical (pureed) and that he only eat meals in the dining room with staff supervision. Despite the order, a staff member served the resident a regular-diet meal in his room without any supervision. Plaintiff choked to death. A wrongful death suit was filed alleging that the nursing staff was negligent in providing Plaintiff a tray of regular-diet food in his room, in failing to monitor Plaintiff while he was eating, and in allowing Plaintiff to eat in his room instead of the dining room. Settlement was confidential.