It is worth noting that situations similar to those described in this medical malpractice case could just as easily occur at any of the healthcare facilities in the area, such as Kaiser Permanente, U.C. Davis Medical Center, Mercy, Sutter, or any skilled nursing facility.
(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this wrongful death case and its proceedings.)
PLAINTIFF’S OPPOSITION TO DEMURRER AND MOTION TO STRIKE FILED BY DEFENDANT, XYZ HOSPITAL
XYZ Hospital (“XYZ”), through its nursing staff and staff, engaged in a pattern for over a month of reckless neglect of Donald Lee by knowingly disregarding standing instructions from Mr. Lee’s prior health care providers, physicians and family that he only be fed pureed food because of a recent surgery to remove a tumor from his esophagus surgery. XYZ, through its staff and nursing staff, fed him solid foods in violation of these instructions, which caused Mr. Lee to choke on his food, vomit and aspirate into his lungs and suffer an incident of prolonged respiratory failure with significant permanent injury in his overall functioning. Mr. Lee was placed on a ventilator because he was no longer capable of breathing without mechanical assistance, underwent a tracheotomy and the insertion of a feeding tube. For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.
Confined to his bed, Mr. Lee required re-positioning to avoid developing bedsores. XYZ, again through its nursing staff and staff, between September 14, 2006 and October 23, 2006, recklessly neglected Mr. Lee and failed to re-position him, causing him to develop a Stage II-III sacral decubitus ulcer. XYZ, however, contends these are not sufficient facts of reckless neglect and brought this combined demurrer and motion to strike to the complaint for elder abuse, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. (See Part 2 of 9.)
For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.