A jury in Texas has cleared a physician of negligence in a
nursing home malpractice lawsuit.
According to Jefferson County District Court documents,
jurors found no negligence on the part of Dr. Shariq Ahmad in the death of Emma
Lee Randolph. The nursing home malpractice lawsuit claimed Ahmad failed to
attend to Randolph’s nutritional and medical needs.
According to the lawsuit, Randolph was admitted to Silsbee
Oaks Nursing Home on January 18, 2006. During her stay, she was required to go
to The Kidney Center in Beaumont for dialysis several times a week. The lawsuit
claimed that during these visits, “the staff at the Kidney Center did not care for
Ms. Randolph. They allowed her to sit in a wheelchair without being
repositioned, without receiving incontinent care, without receiving adequate
nutrition, and without receiving adequate hydration.”
The lawsuit also alleges that the physicians at the Kidney
Center did not attend to her nutritional needs and she was not assisted with
eating or drinking during the time she was there. “Despite being repeatedly
warned by the nursing home staff that these failures would be catastrophic to
Ms. Randolph, the physicians and staff at the Kidney Center did nothing to
improve and as a result, Ms. Randolph became dehydrated, malnourished, and
developed severe bedsores, which later became infected,” the lawsuit says.
The jury declined to award any damages to the defendants,
finding no evidence of negligence on Ahmad’s part.
If you need assistance with a similar personal injury
lawsuit, please contact the Appleton Nursing Home Malpractice Lawyers of Habush
Habush & Rottier, S.C.®, by calling 800-242-2874.