Woman Sues Saber Healthcare Group After Fall

A lawsuit has been filed by Elsbeth Bosinger against Saber Healthcare and the Seven Hills Health and Rehab Facility for leaving her in her wheelchair leading her to fall and break her leg, failing to send her to the hospital for many hours, and failing to report the incident in a timely manner.

An Ohio woman files a lawsuit against Seven Hills and their parent company for neglecting her in her wheelchair leading to her fall.

On August 14th, 2017 Elsbeth Bosinger, aged 81 and a short-term therapy resident who was recovering from a stroke, was ready for bed around 7:30pm. She was left in her wheelchair and no one ever came to help her to bed.

Around 11pm, the wheelchair alarm had gone off signaling that someone had fallen. Staff arrived to find Elsbeth had fallen. According to protocol, at this time, an assessment should have been performed.

They failed to find that Elsbeth had a severely broken her leg. And failed to take her to get proper medical care even though she reported excruciating pain. Twelve hours after the incident occurred, the staff at Seven Hills finally called an ambulance to take her to the hospital where she underwent surgery.

Her family was not even notified until they found their mother laying in pain and in her own urine after the fall.

 

You can read the lawsuit here.

Complaint, First Amended (Bosinger, Elsbeth) (Timestamped)

Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing home negligence almost always creates extremely dangerous conditions for residents. Nursing home residents depend on the care of nursing home staff and when this is not properly provided people get hurt. Elsbeth was a victim of nursing home neglect and it led her suffering in excruciating pain.

The lawsuit states:

The Defendants had the duty to—and chose not to—act reasonably in budgeting and providing funding to hire adequate number, training, and supervision of staff to care for and assist residents like Elsbeth Bosinger.

Defendants had the duty to follow state and federal laws and regulations, their violation of which resulted in harm to Elsbeth Bosinger, and are evidence of the Defendants’ negligence.

As a direct and proximate result of the negligence described above, Elsbeth Bosinger sustained permanent injury and loss including, but not limited to, conscious pain and suffering, disability, and death.

Systemic Understaffing

Sadly, nursing homes are not always looking out for residents. They are typically owned by large corporations and they are often more worried about profits than they are about the safety and well being of the residents.

The lawsuit states:

Elsbeth Bosinger depended on the Defendants and their staff to provide a safe environment and adequate care and assistance. The Defendants caused, or knew of and acquiesced to or ratified, systemic understaffing, inadequate training, and inadequate supervision, in the Facility.

The care providers in the Facility were unable to provide required care to all residents due to understaffing, being overworked, and being provided inadequate training and supervision. The Defendants chose to provide too little nursing staff to ensure timely and adequate care to all residents in the Facility, including Elsbeth Bosinger.

The Defendants knew or should have known their policies of understaffing, and incentivizing Facility- and regional-level management to understaff, created a dangerous environment for residents like Elsbeth Bosinger. The Defendants had the duty to—and chose not to—act reasonably in budgeting and providing funding to hire adequate number, training, and supervision of staff to care for and assist residents like Elsbeth Bosinger.

What’s the Purpose of a Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit?

The victim has instituted suit against Seven Hills and Saber Healthcare, the parent company, for her injuries. A neglect lawsuit in Ohio is brought on to hold nursing homes accountable for pain and suffering that could have been prevented. The victim and her family hope that this lawsuit will bring awareness to mistreatment at nursing homes and will prevent future injuries to nursing homes residents.

The family has hired nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers Michael Hill and William Eadie of Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers. 

Who is Saber Healthcare Group?

According to its website, Saber Healthcare owns, runs, and manages rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities throughout Ohio, Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Virginia. A complete list of all Saber Healthcare facilities is at the bottom of this article.

  1. Bath Manor Special Care Centre, 2330 Smith Rd., Akron, OH 44333
  2. Windsor Care Center, 120 Brookmont Rd, Akron, OH 44333
  3. Aurora Manor Special Care Centre, 101 S. Bissel Rd., Aurora, OH 44202
  4. Saber Skilled Nursing Unit at Barberton, 155 5th St. NE, Barberton, OH 44203
  5. Orchard Grove, 670 Flat Rock Rd., Bellevue, OH 44811
  6. Bellevue Care Center, 1 Audrich Sq., Bellevue, OH 44811
  7. Oaks of Brecksville, 8757 Brecksville Rd, Brecksville, OH 44141
  8. Centerburg Pointe, 4531 Columbus Rd, Centerburg, OH 43011
  9. Judson Care Center, 2373 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211
  10. Crawford Manor Health Care Center, 1802 Crawford Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106
  11. University Manor Health Care Center , 2186 Ambleside Dr., Cleveland, OH 44106
  12. Cortland Healthcare Center, 369 N. High St., Cortland, OH 44410
  13. Bath Creek Estates, 186 W Bath Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
  14. Dunbar Health & Rehab, 320 Albany St., Dayton, OH 45417
  15. The Willows Health & Rehab Center, 1500 E 191st St., Euclid, OH 44117
  16. Astoria Health & Rehab Center, 300 Astoria Rd, Germantown, OH 45327
  17. Grand Rapids Care Center, 24201 3rd St, Grand Rapids, OH 43522
  18. Highland Pointe Health & Rehab Center, 402 Golfview Lane, Highland Heights, OH 44143
  19. London Health & Rehab Center, 218 Elm St., London, OH 43140
  20. Sunrise Pointe Care and Rehabilitation Center, 19900 Clare Ave, Maple Heights, OH 44137
  21. Milcrest Nursing Center, 730 Milcrest Dr, Marysville, OH 43040
  22. Amberwood Manor, 245 S Broadway St #251, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
  23. Diplomat Healthcare, 9001 W. 130th St, North Royalton, OH 44133
  24. Twilight Gardens Home, 196 W Main St, Norwalk, OH 44857
  25. Homestead I, 164 Liberty St, Painesville, OH 44077
  26. Homestead II, 60 Wood St, Painesville, OH 44077
  27. The Woodlands at Robinson, 6831 N Chestnut St, Ravenna, OH 44266
  28. Springfield Nursing and Independent Living, 404 E. McCreight Ave, Springfield, OH 45503
  29. Wadsworth Pointe, 540 Great Oaks Trl, Wadsworth, OH 44281
  30. Walton Manor Health Care Center, 19859 Alexander Rd, Walton Hills, OH 44146
  31. Eagle Creek Nursing Center, 141 Spruce Ln, West Union, OH 45693
  32. The Manor at Whitehall , 4805 Langley Ave, Whitehall, OH 43213
  33. Wilmington Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 75 Hale St, Wilmington, OH 45177
  34. Spring Meadows Care Center, 1649 Park Rd, Woodstock, OH 43084

 

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