Suit Filed Against Blossom South Nursing Home




Suit Filed Against Blossom South Nursing Home

The family of a woman who was formerly a resident of the Blossom South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rochester, NY has filed a suit against the facility.

The suit claims that the nursing home abused the woman and amputated her right leg after not properly treating a bone fracture.

Woman Falls at Nursing Home

Ruby Meyers had reportedly been a resident of the nursing home since 2005 before she fractured her right leg after falling out of bed.

According to Gloria Boyd, Meyers’ granddaughter, Myers put into a soft brace to treat her injury and as a result developed pressure sores around her ankle that became infected.

Amputation Sparks Suit

Following the incident, surgeons from Highland Hospital had to amputate Meyers’ right leg since the sores had been neglected for so long.

“I think it’s a terrible place that could allow this to happen,” says Boyd, who filed the suit on her grandmother’s behalf.

The suit accuses the home of mistreating and neglecting the 92-year-old woman.

Problems with Abuse

During an investigation conducted before the suit at the nursing home the DOH cited the center for failing to give residents proper care and abusing patients.

“The problem I have is that they have continued abuse,” says Richard Mollot, the executive director of Long Term Care Community Coalition. “They have a very high level of abuse and neglect.”

(Source: Democrat and Chronicle)

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