La Mesa assisted living facility about to lose license for patient death

A number of fights among dementia patients at the California-based, 56-bed assisted living facility Elmcroft of La Mesa, including a violent beating that resulted in the death of 92-year-old Norma Desick on March 8, 2015, has put the memory care center’s operating license in trouble.

Elmcroft is set to have a license-revocation hearing before the California Department of Social Services in late August 2016; this is in line with issues about lack of supervision and staff training that had been hounding the facility since 2014.

Additionally, Elmcroft is facing a civil lawsuit and an investigation by the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, which has already revoked the licenses of 26 assisted living facilities this year – most of them having only 10 beds each but a number of them belonging to the larger assisted living facility category with 100 beds each.

Our thoughts go out to the victim and her loved ones, as well as anyone who has had to face such devastating events. Our attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC are ready to help you through these trying times.

$53M awarded to 12-year-old in birth injury case

A jury in Cook County, Illinois has awarded $53 million in a birth injury case to 12-year-old Isaiah Ewing on Wednesday, June 29 after a four-week trial before Cook County Circuit Judge John Kirby; however, this might not be the conclusion of the case after the University of Chicago Medical Center filed a mistrial motion, claiming that the plaintiff’s attorney, Michigan lawyer Geoffrey Fieger, had made unfounded statements linking Nazi Germany to the medical center.

John Kirkton, editor of the Jury Verdict Reporter, which has been documenting Illinois medical malpractice awards information since 1959, said Wednesday’s award had been the highest reported for a plaintiff in a birth injury case in Cook County.

The case is an offshoot of Ewing’s birth in the hospital in 2004, in which his family claims that had doctors at the hospital decided on immediately performing a cesarean section to give birth to him, he would not have a mental disability and cerebral palsy.

Contact an attorney at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC to discuss your legal actions in cases resulting in birth injury due to medical malpractice. Call (800) 953-2373 today!

Kentucky ranked 34th safest state in the country

A new study conducted by the personal finance website WalletHub showed that Kentucky ranked 34th on its list of the safest states in the United States in 2016.

The study compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 25 metrics, such as home and community safety, financial safety, road safety, workplace safety, and safety from natural disasters. Of these categories, Kentucky did the best in the home and community safety category, ranking number 34 of 50. According to the study, the top 10 safest cities in the U.S. are Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut, Minnesota, Virginia, Utah, and Iowa. The least safe is Mississippi.

The experienced attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC are committed to helping you stay safe in Kentucky. We put our legal experience to good use for personal injury accident cases in Lexington and other areas of Kentucky because we want to hold irresponsible people accountable for their actions. Find more about what we can do to help you by calling our offices today at (800) 953-2373.