December 18, 2012
In 2008, legendary wrestler and celebrity George Dahmer died at the Lake Worth Manor nursing home in Lake Worth, Florida. At age 72, family members stated it was nursing home abuse and neglect that ended the former wrestler’s life prematurely. Shortly after, Dahmer’s son Steven, along with Dahmer’s widow, Patricia, retained a Florida nursing home abuse lawyer and filed a civil suit against the nursing home.
According to reports, when Dahmer entered Lake Worth Manor, he was solidly-built and had no problems moving around on his own. He was healthy, but needed additional care assistance in his aging years. Yet, within a little over two months after arriving, he had lost over 30 pounds and couldn’t walk or talk. Additionally, he suffered from bedsores, lost dentures, and painful falls. The family was never notified. In fact, it wasn’t until Dahmer was transferred to another nursing home that his son noticed how bad his wounds were.
As a result, jurors in the Lake Worth courthouse this week mandated that Lake Worth Enterprises, LLC, pay $1.8 million in damages to Dahmer’s estate. Shortly after the incident, the nursing home changed its name to Oasis Health and Rehabilitation Center.