A California nursing home has been sued twice with wrongful death suits. A husband and wife are both suing the Windsor Manor nursing home in Concord, California. Both of their mothers died while patients at the nursing home in two seperate incidents. One mother died from a fall while she was unsupervised and unassisted and the other died from apiration pneumonia.
Attorney Jay P. Renneisen, a partner at the Walnut Creek based Nursing Home & Elder Abuse Law Center, who is representing Nancy and Jack Roberts, stated that until meeting Jack and Nancy he had “never seen a situation where a nursing home’s neglect resulted in not one but two deaths in the same family.” “The Nursing Home & Elder Abuse Law Center reviewed and took on Nancy’s case after the state issued a formal deficiency regarding Windsor Manor’s obviously substandard care of Nancy’s mother, but in the process, we found that Nancy’s husband, Jack, had also lost his mother at the same facility and under suspect circumstances. When we discovered that Jack’s mother died from a highly preventable bout of aspiration pneumonia, which certainly should never have occurred while she was a patient in a skilled nursing facility, we had no choice but to advise Jack that his mother was also victimized by elder abuse and neglect by this facility” said attorney Renneisen. “Incredibly, this same nursing home robbed both Jack and Nancy of their mothers,” added Renneisen.
Windsor Manor has appeared on a Consumer Reports list of a nursing home to avoid five times in the past. The plantiffs did not realize that the nursing home had a record of poor service.