Patient Suing Burien Nursing & Rehab For $1.4 Million For Loss Of His Leg

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The Seattle P-I is reporting that a local nursing-home patient who fell in his room and landed on a baseboard heater and subsequently suffered burns so severe that he had to have his leg amputated, is suing Burien Nursing and Rehab for at least $1.4 million dollars.

The story reports that the patient, Patrick Carson, has filed a complaint (download PDF file) that said the home was supposed to equip him with an automatic personal sensor in case he fell. But in October of 2009, when he fell out of his bed, no alarm allegedly sounded.

“The bed had been moved dangerously close to a baseboard heater, about three feet away, and Carson suffered third-degree burns on his left leg and right toes…” the P-I reports.

Carson’s leg was amputated because of the burns, and now his attorneys are suing the company for at least $1.4 million.

Read the full story here.

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