2 families file lawsuits against Massachusetts nursing home
WESTBORO, Mass. (AP) — Two families have filed wrongful death lawsuits against a Massachusetts nursing home.
The Worcester Telegram reports the families of 89-year-old Betty "Betsy" Crane and 85-year-old Vincent Walsh are suing the Beaumont Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center after the two residents died from injuries suffered after falls.
Crane fell July 29, 2015 and died Aug. 7 that same year of blunt force head trauma. Walsh fell Sept. 15, 2015 and died four days later of the same injury.
The Department of Public Health found staff failed to maintain electronic devices to help prevent falls for both residents.
Both families claim the nursing home did not properly staff the facility or train workers. It is unclear what damages they seek.
A lawyer representing the defendants has not returned calls seeking comment