Garcia & Artigliere elder abuse attorneys Stephen M. Garcia and Rosalie Baladejo secured a $660,000 settlement for their elderly client D.W. who suffered horrific stage 4 bedsores on his tailbone in an acute care facility.
D.W. was admitted to the hospital after being found unresponsive at home and was diagnosed with gastrointestinal bleeding. In a further assessment, he was found to have no bedsores but was a high risk for developing such injuries. Despite this, over the course of D.W.’s two-week stay in the hospital, staff failed to administer required preventative care including the correct type of bedding, assessments of his skin and repositioning him. Predictably, D.W. developed an unstageable pressure and endured unnecessary pain and suffering in the hospital until his death in February 2020.
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