Garcia & Artigliere elder abuse attorneys Stephen M. Garcia and William M. Artigliere obtained a $695,000 settlement on behalf of their elderly client, H.C., who suffered avoidable pressure sores on his back and groin which caused prolonged pain and suffering due to the neglect and negligence of a California skilled nursing facility.
Upon admission to the facility, H.C. was particularly susceptible to developing pressure sores based on his advanced age, overall health and functional limitations, which left him dependent for all activities of daily living. Facility staff knew his risk potential for pressure sores and should have been able to easily manage his condition by providing necessary care and services. However, due to their constant abuse and neglect, H.C. predictably developed pressure sores all over his body, including one on his back which was the size of a fist and exposed bone.
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