A lawsuit initiated last month claims that a Hayward, California, man suffered life-threatening injuries due to nursing home neglect. According to the suit, the nursing facility neglected its patient and proceeded to inform his insurance provider by way of a fraudulent letter that the man had refused treatment. As a result of the letter, the insurer dropped the man's coverage.
The patient was first admitted to the nursing facility in September 2015 while he was rehabilitating and receiving physical therapy after fracturing his leg in a fall. He was suffering from nerve damage and diabetes at the time he was admitted to the facility. The lawsuit alleges that the nursing facility withheld the medical care the man required. Furthermore, lawyers claim that the nursing facility harassed the man to pay money it did not have the right to receive. Among the many claims being brought against the nursing facility are negligence, financial abuse, negligent hiring and supervision and elder abuse.