Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2013 – This case shocked the local community where an 87-year-old woman lived. A nurse would not give her CPR while she lay dying.
“This case was a real eye-opener for everyone involved,” explained Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. “While a police dispatcher argued with a nurse about starting CPR right away, the woman died without the nurse lifting a finger to help her, other than call 911.”
The 911 call somehow made its way to the national media and the whole country heard a registered nurse refuse to help the woman needing CPR. They heard the dispatcher telling her the woman would die without help and the nurse flatly responding there was no one to assist the woman at that time. The nurse refused to perform CPR after the woman collapsed in the dining room of her retirement home.
Criminally speaking, there were no statutes that had been violated. Civilly, morally and ethically speaking, the woman’s family may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the nurse, also the resident services director, and the retirement home for watching their mother die without helping her. Although the family has indicated they would likely not sue the facility, people have been known to change their minds when faced with the sudden death of a loved one. First responders indicated that the woman did not have a “do not resuscitate” order on file.
Apparently, the nurse was following company policy by waiting for first responders rather than administer medical care on her own. “Or was she? Subsequent to the woman’s death, the owners of the complex stated the woman completely misunderstood the guidelines relating to emergency medical care for residents and was on voluntary leave while an investigation was conducted,” added Monroe. This troublesome case has not come to any conclusion, as the local senior council is considering looking into elder abuse.
Should the family elect to pursue their rightful legal options, they might wish to consider contacting a litigation funding company about applying for pre-settlement funding. A lawsuit loan is a cash advance to the plaintiff, placed directly in their bank account, once their application has been approved. A lawsuit cash advance is simply that, a cash advance given prior to a case being resolved in court, or being settled out of court.
There are a lot of benefits for plaintiffs applying for lawsuit funding, not the least of which is if their case loses in court, they get to keep the lawsuit loan, no strings attached.
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