Garcia & Artigliere attorneys Stephen M. Garcia and Rosalie Baladejo secured a $575,000 settlement for their elderly, disabled client in a dependent adult abuse case against a California hospital. The Plaintiff suffered horrendous and avoidable pressure sores while hospital staff ignored his medical needs. The recovery represented a significant victory given the $250,000 cap on settlements in California prior to 2022.
The Plaintiff was admitted to the hospital suffering from pancreatitis, and shortly after, went into a coma and was placed on life support. Hospital staff knew the Plaintiff needed constant attention and care due to his advanced medical conditions, but instead, failed to provide required care and even concealed the injuries from his family. Because of the hospital’s negligence, the Plaintiff developed bedsores on his lower back so severe that his muscle was exposed and required intensive treatment. Unfortunately, as a result of his injuries, he passed away.
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