In the last 10 years, there have been a handful of lawsuits against Arden Courts of Sarasota brought in civil court alleging assisted living facility abuse and neglect. The facility is located on 5509 Swift Road in Sarasota, Florida 34231. The licensee of the facility, Arden Courts of Sarasota FL, LLC, has been the licensee since December 21, 2007. There have been three lawsuits against Arden Courts of Sarasota, since they became the licensee.
If you believe you or a loved one suffered neglect or abuse at this facility, it is important to choose a law firm that has experience suing both Arden Courts and their parent company Manor Care. At Senior Justice Law Firm, we focus on elder abuse litigation and have sued both Arden Courts and Manor Care numerous times. For a hassle-free no cost call to discuss your potential case, call 561-717-0812 now.
Continue reading for details on the past three lawsuits against Arden Courts of Sarasota.
Arden Courts of Sarasota Lawsuits #1 – Hogenhout v. Arden Courts of Sarasota
The earliest of the lawsuits against Arden Courts of Sarasota available on the Sarasota County Clerk of Court website is Hogenhout v. Arden Courts of Sarasota. This case was filed on March 10, 2009. Lorraine Boeder, through her daughter (and Power of Attorney) Sherrie Hougenhout, sued Arden Courts and Manor Care alleging a deprivation of Florida Statute Chapter 400 rights. In particular, Arden Courts allegedly deprived Ms. Boeder’s rights by:
- failing to provide a safe and decent living environment, free from neglect;
- failing to treat Ms. Boeder and other residents with respect and dignity;
- failing to provide access to adequate and appropriate healthcare; and
- failing to protect Ms. Boeder from preventable harms such as pressure ulcers, malnutrition, dehydration and infection.
This case eventually settled for an undisclosed amount.
Arden Courts of Sarasota Lawsuits #2 – Bry v. Arden Courts of Sarasota
Another one of the recent lawsuits against Arden Courts of Sarasota was filed in November 5, 2013. The Estate of Mary Bry, through her son Robert Bry. In this case, the estate sued both Arden Courts of Sarasota and Manor Care of Venice, because the alleged victim stayed at both facilities.
The estate argued that Arden Courts of Sarasota was negligent in a number of ways which led to the development of bedsores by failing to:
- provide adequate skin assessments;
- provide appropriate skin care;
- monitor fluid intake; and
- prevent dehydration.
Additionally, the estate argued that Arden Courts of Sarasota was run poorly, which lead to injuries because of:
- accepting residents that should not have been allowed in (as described on their Form 1823); and
- not adjusting staffing levels based on the acuity of residents.
This case settled out of court for an undisclosed amount as well.
Lawsuits Against Arden Courts of Sarasota #3 – Wallace v. Arden Courts of Sarasota
The third of the lawsuits against Arden Courts of Sarasota was filed on September 2, 2016 and is still ongoing. Richard Wallace is suing Arden Courts as Power of Attorney for Rita Wallace, the injured resident. Ms. Wallace suffered a major fall during her time at Arden Courts of Sarasota. The Complaint alleges that this fall was preventable, and the staff at Arden Courts failed to implement fall procedures and appropriate staffing. Further, Ms. Wallace allegedly suffered from malnutrition and dehydration because the facility failed to ensure proper feeding and supervision.
There have been a number of lawsuits against Arden Courts of Sarasota. If you think you have a case, it is important to choose a firm that has experience suing the Arden Courts chain of assisted living facilities and their parent company Manor Care. If you think you might have a case call 561-717-0812 now.