$225,000 Settlement for Nursing Home Bed Sore Victim

In 2009 Philip successfully settled a case against a Mississippi nursing home for $225,000. The settlement was on behalf of the family of a resident who suffered a Stage IV bed sore and severe weight loss as a result of neglect by the nursing home staff. During discovery we established fraudulent charting by the nursing staff. In addition, employees testified in depositions that the problems with charting were a known problem in the nursing home. In this case, the fraudulent charting concealed the fact that the resident had lost the ability to swallow, which caused her severe weight loss.

“Mr. Thomas was one of the most honest people/attorneys we have ever encountered. It would have been really easy for him to take this case, collect tens of thousands in fees, because of our feelings and knowledge of the obvious negligence at the facility. However, he was very upfront about an eventual outcome and advised us instead to make complaints to proper authorities, hoping that this kind of tragedy can be prevented in the future with other helpless patients. He was truly one of the most impressive people we have met, in any profession.”