Wyoming residents may be shocked to learn that a particular nursing facility in Casper has had six wrongful death/personal injury lawsuits filed against it in the past six years. A nursing home negligence case was recently dismissed from a U.S. District Court when plaintiffs and defendants agreed to settle out of court. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed to the public due to a confidentiality clause in the agreement.
This most recent case involved a resident of the nursing home who happened to be blind. On a particular day, he was standing near the curb, waiting for a ride from the facility's van that is driven by employees to transport residents to various locations. One can only imagine the blind man's shock when the van reportedly struck him, knocking him to the ground.
His attorney says he has suffered pain and numbness in his arm ever since the accident. The situation prompted yet another inspection of the residence. Numerous past investigative reports state that the nursing home is understaffed. Reports also say the facility has a history of providing substandard care to its residents.
Problems apparently do not stop there, as inspectors also say the building is often in unsafe condition. A nursing home spokesperson said the facility is proud of its efforts to provide quality care to its residents. Administrators refused to answer additional questions regarding specific patient care policies. Any Wyoming resident concerned about a possible nursing home negligence situation can reach out for support to investigate the matter.