Garcia & Artigliere attorneys Stephen M. Garcia and William M. Artigliere secured a $775,000 settlement on behalf of their dependent adult client who suffered horrendous pressure sores due to the systematic neglect of a Modesto, California hospital.
The Plaintiff was taken to the hospital in February 2019 for treatment related to pneumonia, sepsis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure. Upon his admission, the hospital knew he was at high risk for the development of pressure sores, and ongoing attention and care planning was crucial to his health. Despite this knowledge, hospital staff ignored the Plaintiff’s needs, and he developed a stage four pressure sore on his tailbone which became infected and septic. His injuries were so severe, he eventually passed out from blood loss.
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