Garcia & Artigliere Represents Former Good Samaritan Hospital Patient in Elder Abuse Claim
The Garcia & Artigliere legal team filed an elder abuse claim on behalf of a former patient of Good Samaritan Hospital in Bakersfield, CA.
The plaintiff is a 68-year-old man. His complaint is based on allegations that understaffing at Good Samaritan Hospital contributed to his health complications, including the development of pressure sores.
The client was originally admitted to the hospital for spine surgery in late June of 2019. Following the surgery, he was discharged to White Blossom Care Center. He complained of stomach pain, a distended stomach, and vomiting, which eventually were identified as symptoms of a ruptured colon. He returned to Good Samaritan Hospital to treat complications associated with his spinal surgery, which required additional surgery, a colostomy bag, and a second bag for the purpose of blood drainage. The patient was in a state of septic shock.
The plaintiff was highly at-risk for developing pressure sores and completely dependent on the assistance of hospital staff, due to being paralyzed from the neck down. Because of his immobility, the patient needed to be frequently repositioned and cleaned to prevent bedsore development and infection. The staff of Good Samaritan Hospital was aware of the patient’s condition and their responsibility to assist him. The complaint alleges that the staff failed to meet his needs. As a result of their alleged negligence, the plaintiff suffered from deep tissue injuries, blisters, and pressure sores, which eventually progressed to stage IV severity. The patient’s family was allegedly unaware of his condition until he was discharged to Santa Cruz Post Acute.
If you witnessed abuse and neglect at Good Samaritan Hospital, Garcia & Artigliere is seeking additional information related to this claim. Their practice is focused on claims of elder abuse and nursing home abuse. Contact their legal team if you have details about malpractice at Good Samaritan Hospital or your own claim.
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