November 27, 2012
Last week, a Palm Beach County, Florida, jury has awarded $1.8 million to the estate of a man who endured nursing home abuse and neglect that led to his death.
In 2008, 78-year-old George Dahmer, a former professional wrestler known as “Chief White Owl,” died at the Lake Worth Manor; a nursing home in Lake Worth, Florida. According to reports, Dahmer lost 32 pounds and the ability to communicate and walk while staying 63 days at the nursing home. He also suffered from extreme bedsores and multiple accidents, including one incident where he fell and lost his dentures. Additionally, the ulcers that formed on his heels and tailbone became extremely infected. The nursing home abuse attorneys representing Dhamer stated that the severe nursing home abuse and neglect that Dahmer suffered eventually resulted in his demise.
After the verdict was read, Lake Worth Manor, now known as Oasis Health and Rehabilitation Center, stated that they send their heartfelt condolences to the family. However, family member Patricia Dahmer called the treatment cruel to such a caring man, and said she was tired of never getting answers:
“They kept giving me the runaround. Everything we complained about fell on deaf ears.”