Anaheim Crown Plaza Sued for Elder Abuse of Patient
Garcia, Artigliere & Medby filed a lawsuit on behalf of Imogene Maynor against Anaheim Crown Plaza for elder abuse, negligence, negligent hiring and supervision, and fraud. The lawsuit alleges Ms. Maynor’s left leg was amputated due to a gangrene infection as a direct result of the facility’s negligent care.
“Ms. Maynor had a history of falling and required more care and supervision than the facility could or would provide due to insufficient staffing in both training and number,” says attorney Stephen Garcia. “She suffered multiple preventable falls and the facility failed to update care plans or intervene in any way.”
After multiple falls Ms. Maynor was confined to a wheelchair and left unattended to use the restroom where she suffered her final fall resulting in a fractured left leg that was previously injured. Ms. Maynor was admitted to the hospital for her leg injury, as well as a urinary tract infection, where she was on a ventilator for several days. As a result of the urinary infection, surgery could not be performed for approximately ten days. After surgery, she developed a wound that became infected with gangrene and resulted in her left leg being amputated at the knee.
Additionally, the defendants evicted Ms. Maynor from their facility after she returned from surgery, but it was subsequently overturned when her family questioned her treatment.