Successes:Patient Suffers Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections and Broken RibsSettlement/Verdict: $899,000 Settlement
A patient with moderate dementia was admitted to La Habra Residential Care Facility and suffered repetitive and recurrent urinary tract infections as a result of the facility’s neglect. She suffered at least six to eight falls while a resident at the facility and the last fall resulted in four broken ribs. Additionally, the patient was force-fed a sandwich causing her to choke. The facility was understaffed in the care and treatment of the plaintiff.