According to an article in the Boston Globe, A recent lawsuit was filed against Woodbriar Health Center, and its owners Synergy Health Centers. Synergy Health Centers is based in New Jersey. The firm owns ten more nursing homes in Massachusetts.
The lawsuit alleges, that the nursing home was not adequately staffed. 83-year-old Mary Meuse, died from internal injuries sustained after being dropped on Christmas day. Meuse suffered broken legs and was on blood thinning medication and then later died from internal bleeding.
A spokeswoman for Synergy Health Centers, wanted to “reiterate what we said at the time [of the accident.] We are saddened by the passing of one of our residents and our condolences go out to her family. We continue to work with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to ensure that we are doing all we can to keep our residents safe.”
Unfortunately nursing home accidents like these are common in the Boston area and throughout the Massachusetts. If you need an attorney to file a claim against a nursing home, please contact Susan Bourque, who leads the Nursing Home Injury Practice at Parker Scheer LLP 617 886-0500.