Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Truman Healthcare in Lamar

The daughter of a patient who died after suffering injuries in an altercation with a nurse at Truman Healthcare in Lamar, is suing the nurse and the facility.

In the lawsuit, which was filed today in Barton County Circuit Court, Janis Hayes, Springfield, claims her father, Elbert Gerald Jackson, an Alzheimer's patient, did not receive proper care at the skilled nursing facility.

The altercation that led to Jackson's death is described in the petition:

On June 19, 2022, Gerald's record state "patient fell backward in hallway resulting in a 3-4 centimeter laceration to the back of the head.

Later, family members were told by Heather Coleman, the admissions and marketing director social services for Truman Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, the fall resulted from an altercation with one of the nurses.

This admission is binding on Defendant. The nurse was identified as Matthew W. Hart, LPN.

Jackson sometimes had problems with male nurses, the lawsuit said and during this situation "Gerald was pushed or shoved by Hart, causing {him} to fall backward, unconscious," and receiving the laceration to the back of his head.

Jackson was taken by ambulance to Mercy Joplin where he died the following day.

Hayes is represented by the Springfield law firm of Aleshire, Robb and Rapp.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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