Garcia & Artigliere Represents Victim of Dependent Adult Abuse at San Fernando Post Acute Hospital
Nationwide elder abuse firm Garcia & Artigliere has filed a claim with the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles, alleging that their client suffered from dependent adult abuse while in the care of San Fernando Post Acute Hospital.
In July 2018, the plaintiff in this case was admitted to San Fernando Post Acute for long-term rehabilitation after receiving treatment for pneumonia. Because of this condition, he was rendered dependent on others for activities of daily living (ADLs). Despite knowing that the plaintiff was especially vulnerable to injury and infection, the facility staff did not provide proper medical care or supervision when the plaintiff started to complain of excessive thirst, severe constipation, and stomach bloating.
After ten days of receiving inappropriate treatment for his illness, the plaintiff became seriously ill – and his family specifically requested his transfer to Mission Community Hospital, where he was diagnosed with a dangerous C. Difficile infection. Because of the extended delay in diagnosis and treatment, he was given only a 10% chance of survival.
Even after surviving the first infection, the plaintiff began showing signs of C. Difficile yet again, but the facility refused to send him back to the emergency room for further examination. After multiple requests from the plaintiff’s family, he finally received a second round treatment for C. Difficile.
By failing to properly monitor their patient or provide prompt medical care, San Fernando Post Acute Hospital may be liable to cover the patient’s medical expenses, as well as provide restitution for emotional trauma and pain and suffering. The skilled attorneys at Garcia & Artigliere invite you to come forward if you have information regarding this incident, or if you have experienced similar losses at San Fernando Post Acute.
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