Our Recent Cases
Our client, a 91 yr old male, was transported to a Virginia hospital via ambulance from his residence in 2012 and admitted with the diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia requiring hydration. Other symptomatology included months of increased weakness and “severe deconditioning.” His wife stated that he had lost 20 pounds over the last several months and that he would not eat anything after breakfast. A swallow evaluation was performed and it was determined that our client “may be inconsistent…
An 94 year old woman was admitted to a Virginia nursing home. The female patient was noted to be of high risk for developing pressure ulcers based on a medical history that included dementia, generalized weakness, skin breakdown, and scattered scabs/scars. She was also non-ambulatory, incontinent of bowel and bladder, and required extensive to total assistance from staff for all aspects of her care, including turning and repositioning in bed and chair.On admission to the nursing home, our client…
An elderly female patient was admitted to the rehabilitation and welfare center on January 28, 2016. She was documented to be a high-risk patient, who had a history of falls. The patient also suffered from previous fractures of the spine, prior kyphoplasty, obesity, hypoventilation syndrome, asthma, and osteoporosis.Four months later, on April 15, 2016, the facility failed to assist her safety needs which were required and permitted her to fall during a transfer from her wheelchair to bed.
An 85-year-old woman with dementia was admitted to a Virginia Memory Care Center on November 7, 2013. At the time of admittance, the female patient did not need help with walking but required assistance with bathing and dressing. By March of 2014, the patient was noted by the facility of needing a wheelchair and assistance with walking.
An 85-year-old female patient who suffered from dementia was admitted to an assisted living facility. At the time of her admission, the female resident also suffered from disorientation, memory loss, and other cognitive limitations which lead her to be unable to take care of herself without assistance. She was unable to walk independently and required aid from staff with all daily activities.
In March 2016, a ninety-four year old male patient who suffered from dementia was admitted to an assisted living facility. In addition to his cognitive limitations, the patient had Parkinsonism and was non-ambulatory. The patient was entirely dependent on the facility staff for all daily living activities, including eating, drinking, and using the bathroom.
An 85-year old male patient who suffered from dementia was admitted into a nursing home. The patient would frequently become disoriented, weak, and unsteady. This required him to have hands on assistance with all activities, especially transfers and when using his walker.
Partial Quadriplegic Patient Transferred Improperly, Suffers Multiple Pressure Ulcers; Facility Settles
In October 2012, a 50-year old C6 partial quadriplegic male patient was admitted into the hospital for rotator cuff surgery. As a partial quadriplegic, he has no strength in his legs and limited mobility with his arms and hands. After the surgery, the hospital transferred him to a facility for rehabilitation.
A 52-year-old female patient was admitted into a nursing home after an aneurysm. She was at high risk for falls due to the aneurysm, which left her physically and cognitively incapacitated. The nursing home knew the patient was at high risk for falling and that she required the highest level of protection from falls.The patient’s family continuously expressed their concern about fall safety.
An 82-year-old patient became a patient of a home health care provider on November 21, 2014. At all times relevant, the patient was a high fall risk and required continuous, 24/7 supervision for safety. Specifically, the patient sustained a fall in August 2014 that resulted in a hip fracture, for which surgery was performed in October 2014.
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