When a nursing home accepts a resident, they do so with the understanding they are capable to care for all the resident’s health care needs. Heath care needs include dental needs. When a resident complains of a toothache, the nursing home staff must make arrangements to take the resident to a dentist. Unfortunately, our client’s complaints were ignored and her care was neglected. The toothache developed into an abyss and a thrush infection. The infection was so significant it required hospitalization with an intravenous antibiotic. The case was settled at jury selection by Nursing Home Trial Lawyer Michael Zaransky.