The family of an 87 year-old Orange County, NY nursing home resident recently settled a case involving allegations of dehydration, malnutrition and the development of multiple bedsores (pressure sores, decubitis ulcers) for $525,000. The plaintiff was reportedly admitted to St. Teresa’s Nursing Home in Middletown, NY with a history of dementia, heart failure and hypothyroidism.
The Estate claimed that the nursing home failed to provide the decedent with appropriate hydration and nutrition over a three month period, which resulted in the development of three Stage IV bedsores (pressure sore, decubitis ulcers). The bedsores became infected and the plaintiff died from sepsis. A lawsuit was filed claiming gross negligence, medical malpractice, and violations of the New York State Public Health Law Section 2801-d.
Hyman & Platt, PC represented the plaintiffs in this case and successfully utilized video evidence to secure the settlement.
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