Garcia & Artigliere File Suit Against Manor Care of Fountain Valley for Alleged Abuse
Garcia & Artigliere recently filed suit against Manor Care of Fountain Valley CA, LLC after a patient allegedly faced neglect and abuse that led her to develop severe pressure sores (also known as bedsores) and eventually led to her death.
The patient at the center of this case was admitted to the facility for rehabilitation after undergoing surgery but received none of the recovery care she needed. In fact, her family alleges, she was over-medicated to prevent her from walking around unassisted. Bedbound and without proper care, she developed a pressure sore on her lower back. By the time she was returned to the hospital, a month after her admission to Manor Care of Fountain Valley, the full depth of the damage had been concealed because the wound had received no care.
Though she underwent successful treatment for the pressure sore, the patient’s condition continued to decline, and she ultimately passed away just three months after leaving Manor Care of Fountain Valley. Garcia & Artigliere is working with her family to request justice from the Superior Court of California. In the lawsuit, they ask the facility management to answer for misconduct including:
- Overmedicating the patient to reduce her mobility
- Withholding physical therapy the patient was supposed to receive as part of her rehabilitation
- Failing to exercise standard care procedures to prevent pressure sores, including regularly repositioning the patient’s body, providing pressure-relieving devices, and ensuring she stayed clean and dry at all times
- Failing to notify the patient’s family, physician, or legal representative of the pressure sores she was developing
The suit alleges the pain and suffering caused by the patient’s pressure sore was entirely avoidable and caused by mismanagement of the facility. Her survivors also hold that her decline in quality of life and eventual passing was due to the neglect she experienced while in residence at Manor Care of Fountain Valley.
Garcia & Artigliere is dedicated to righting wrongs, and though patient suffering can’t be taken back, legal action may result in compensation for those harmed and prevention of further neglect. If you or anyone you know suffered from or was party to neglect at Manor Care of Fountain Valley, your experiences could help this family find justice. Please contact the firm today with any information you may have, or to file a suit of your own.
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