A claim was filed against Lafayette County and Lafayette Manor on Thursday, Aug. 30, for injuries, damages, pain and suffering endured by a patient at Lafayette Manor.
The claim was filed by Pitman, Kyle, Sicula & Dentice, S.C. (PKSD), a Milwaukee firm specializing in nursing home abuse, and delivered to Lafayette County Clerk Linda Bawden and Lafayette Manor on Aug. 30.
According to the claim, a patient at Lafayette Manor experienced injuries, damages and pain and suffering as a result of failure to provide the patient with necessary care and treatment, causing further injuries in May 2012 “due to the negligent assessment, care, treatment and supervision by Lafayette Manor.”
An investigation by PKSD revealed that employees and/or agents of Lafayette Manor and Lafayette County were negligent in assessing, developing and implementing a care plan; following physician’s orders; communicating properly with physicians; monitoring and supervising a wound and treatment; and failing to manage and provide care and treatment for the health and safety of a patient.
“The negligence on the part of the County of Lafayette and Lafayette Manor and/or its employees or agents, was a proximate cause of the out-of-pocket expenses and medical bills sustained by [the patient],” the claim states.