Current Case - Huntley v. – Elder Abuse: Long-Term Acute Care Hospital Neglect: Bed Sore Wrongful Death

Posted on Oct 05, 2017

Huntley v. – Elder Abuse: Long-Term Acute Care Hospital Neglect: Bed Sore Wrongful Death  

Couple of 40 years trusted a long-term-acute-care hospital to take care of their Husband who had multiple strokes and needed assistance; the hospital knew it was understaffed and the CDPH came out to tell them they were understaffed; further, they still did not hire people and this resulted in their patient, our client, suffering alack of care such as turning them on their side often to prevent bed sores; as a result, they developed a stage 4 bed sore that contributed significantly to their death.

These sores are an issue when they are directly linked to the staffing or negligence of the hospital to fix something that it knows is happening; families should notify their family, contact social services, or thee department of public health in order to adequately document what is happening. They should also make sure adequate niutrition is provided to their patients as this may be critical to the healing process for patients.