Our client was admitted as a patient to a Los Angeles-based Skilled Nursing Facility to receive short-term rehabilitative therapy. But, this short-term stay turned into an extended three-year residency due to setbacks stemming from the home’s ongoing neglect and mistreatment.
The facility’s neglect came to a head when our client contracted sepsis and subsequent respiratory failure and aspiration pneumonia due to an untreated stage three pressure ulcer. Upon her transfer from the facility to the hospital, the nursing home noted her skin was intact, and no wounds or pressure injuries were reported. However, that same day, admission records from the ICU noted her to have an advanced stage 3 pressure ulcer.
Our team’s investigation revealed that the facility withheld the proper skin integrity and pressure-reducing measures from our client’s care plan, including wheelchair use time restraints, repositioning requirements, and skin assessment protocols, resulting in the development of such an egregious bedsore. Our client was also discovered to have experienced several unwitnessed falls, recurring urinary tract infections, dehydration, malnutrition and poor hygiene while at the facility.
After getting an initial offer of $50,000, Samer relentlessly did not settle for less than what his client deserved and, in the end, resolved the case for $875,000.