Garcia & Artigliere elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia obtained a $750,000 settlement against a Mission Hills hospital on behalf of a man who suffered elder abuse while he was a patient of the facility.
The lawsuit alleges that over the course of the Plaintiff’s two-month stay at the hospital, the facility consistently failed to properly evaluate his clinical condition and minimize pressure ulcer risk factors. Despite the hospital being fully aware that the Plaintiff was at high risk for skin breakdown and the development of pressure injuries, the facility was unable to provide him with the care and interventions called for by his care plan. This was a direct result of the insufficiency of staff in number, competence and training, which led to the emergence of preventable pressure ulcers on the Plaintiff’s body.
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