Voted Encore Magazine's Best Lawyer in Wilmington NC. You want a trusted attorney with a winning track record when your future is in the balance. Wilmington NC attorneys Shipman & Wright have established a tradition of excellence in southeastern North Carolina. From estate planning to personal injury litigation, our attorneys are here to guide you through your most difficult choices and toughest times.

 

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Do you have a loved one that has been injured in a nursing home due to abuse and neglect? At Shipman & Wright, we work hard to defend the rights of elderly in a nursing community.

In North Carolina, nursing home abuse and neglect is a serious issue that has affected thousands. We recently obtained at $1.4 million settlement against a North Carolina Nursing home. Please contact us to see if we can help your loved one.

 

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November 1st, 2017

Shipman & Wright obtains $1.4 Million Judgment in Nursing Home Wrongful Death Case

 

By Kyle Nutt

 

CASES MENTIONED ON THIS SITE ARE ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE MATTERS HANDLED BY THE FIRM. CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE NOT ALL CASE. RESULTS ARE PROVIDED PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE A SIMILAR OUTCOME

 

Shipman & Wright has obtained a $1.4 million dollar judgment against a nursing home after more than three years of litigation about the death of a resident.  Less than two weeks before a jury was to be seated in the action filed by the Estate of Sandra Snipes against Britthaven, Inc. and its successors doing business as Richmond Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, the nursing home allowed the judgment to be entered against it on October 17, 2017, for the wrongful death of Sandra Snipes without need for a trial.

 

On April 19, 2011, Mrs. Snipes was admitted to Richmond Pines for rehabilitation following a hip replacement surgery. Unfortunately, the evidence showed that staff at Richmond Pines neglected to follow doctor’s orders to discontinue a dangerous blood thinner, ultimately injecting her with the powerful drug 22 times after it should have been stopped. There was also evidence that Mrs. Snipes had been dropped at some point during her stay, but the nursing home never documented the incident.

 

Staff at Richmond Pines failed to recognize their error and Mrs. Snipes’ declining condition, which ultimately resulted in her family demanding a trip to the emergency room. Upon her admission to the hospital, Mrs. Snipes was found to have a dislocated hip, severe blood loss, and an infection. Mrs. Snipes’ infection ultimately required removal of her hip replacement, rendering her bedridden—and she would never walk again. After multiple bouts of pneumonia, Mrs. Snipes passed away in April of 2015 during the pendency of the lawsuit. Doctors testifying on behalf of the Plaintiffs drew a strong causal connection between the Defendants’ actions and Mrs. Snipes’ death.

 

By permitting entry of judgment offered by the nursing home, Shipman & Wright accepted an opportunity to bring closure to the Snipes family and to call attention to the care Mrs. Snipes received at Richmond Pines. We are hopeful that this public resolution will contribute to a greater awareness that nursing homes in North Carolina require supervision and accountability for the care they provide. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

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Voted Encore Magazine's Best Lawyer in Wilmington NC. You want a trusted attorney with a winning track record when your future is in the balance. Wilmington NC attorneys Shipman & Wright have established a tradition of excellence in southeastern North Carolina. From estate planning to personal injury litigation, our attorneys are here to guide you through your most difficult choices and toughest times.

 

A personal injury in Wilmington can instantly change your life and there are many kinds of accidents that can change your life, including auto a
A personal injury in Wilmington can instantly change your life and there are many kinds of accidents that can change your life, including auto a

A personal injury in Wilmington can instantly change your life and there are many kinds of accidents that can change your life, including auto a
A personal injury in Wilmington can instantly change your life and there are many kinds of accidents that can change your life, including auto a