Henson Fuerst Secures NC’s Highest Reported Nursing Home Abuse Settlement in 2021

Our attorneys at Henson Fuerst are dedicated to representing those hurt or harmed due to another party’s negligence and bringing them and their loved ones the justice they deserve. This especially applies to nursing home residents, who are vulnerable and often voiceless in the face of nursing home abuse and neglect.

In 2021, Attorneys Rachel A. Fuerst, Carma Henson, and Thomas Henson Jr. of Henson Fuerst settled a nursing home wrongful death case for $4 million. This settlement earned our firm the top spot on NC Lawyer Weekly’s list of NC’s highest Medical Negligence/Nursing Home Abuse verdicts and settlements in 2021.

Family Seeks Answers After Nursing Home Resident’s Fatal Fall

In this case, a man who was only at a nursing home facility for a “very brief period of time” suffered a fall. He was sent to the hospital and diagnosed with a serious head injury, where he later died. The victim’s family contended that the man’s death resulted from his fall-related injuries and alleged that the incident was due to “serious administrative failures” in the facility’s management. The defendant denied liability and any breach of duty in his care and argued that the man’s actions led to his death.

Henson Fuerst Settles Nursing Home Wrongful Death Case for $4M

Rachel A. Fuerst, Carma Henson, and Thomas Henson Jr. provided a written statement saying that punitive damages were an issue in the case, and dozens of depositions were taken, including those of treating healthcare providers employed at the facility. Experts identified by the plaintiff in the case included authorities in nursing, nursing administration, nursing home care, electronic records, neurosurgery, and forensic economists.

According to the provided statement, court-ordered mediation early in the litigation was unsuccessful, but the lawsuit was later settled without a mediator for $4 million. 

The names of the parties and the location of the lawsuit are confidential.

North Carolina Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys Who Put You First

When your loved one is hurt or harmed at the hands of a nursing home or long-term care facility, it is normal to feel overwhelmed and helpless. However, we are here to make things right. We have decades of experience representing families across North Carolina in nursing home abuse and neglectwrongful death, and medical malpractice matters and winning them the compensation they need to move forward.

If your loved one is showing signs of abuse or neglect in their long-term care facility, we will get to the bottom of what happened and why so your family has answers, peace of mind, and maximum compensation for their injuries and damages. Contact the experienced nursing home abuse attorneys at Henson Fuerst by filling out and submitting a contact form online or calling our office toll-free at 919-781-1107 for a free legal consultation today.

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