Cooney v. Ketteler Care Center, Inc. involves an alleged incident of nursing home negligence that resulted in the death of an elderly resident. The case highlights the importance of proper care and attention to nursing home residents, as well as the legal recourse available to victims and their families in cases of nursing home negligence. This paper will discuss the facts, legal issues, and outcome of the case, as well as the broader implications of the case for nursing home residents and their families.
In 2006, an 89-year-old resident of Ketteler Care Center, Inc. was admitted to the facility for rehabilitation after a hip fracture. The resident suffered from dementia and was at risk of falls. In 2008, the resident fell multiple times, sustaining various injuries. In June 2008, the resident fell and suffered a fractured femur, which required surgery. Following the surgery, the resident experienced complications, including pneumonia and sepsis. The resident’s health declined, and she died in July 2008.