(Please note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this elder abuse case and its proceedings.)
It is also worth noting that situations similar to those described in this medical negligence 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.
INSUFFICIENT STAFFING AND UNFIT EMPLOYEES
Although plaintiff has pled sufficient facts of defendant’s ratification, as set forth above, plaintiff has also alleged sufficient facts that a managing agent of defendant had advance knowledge of the unfitness of individual employees and defendant continued to employee that person with a knowing disregard of the rights or safety of others. For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.
Reading the First Amended Complaint as a whole, and in context, a reasonable inference that may be drawn from the facts that defendant violated the Patient Care Plan, physician orders and policies and procedures and fed Mr. White solid food and failed to reposition Mr. White as required to avoid his developing serious bed pressure sores, is that defendant was understaffed and certain staff was incompetent and unfit for the job of providing care to Mr. White.
Plaintiff has alleged that Defendant failed to employ sufficient and adequate staff to meet the care needs of Mr. White, including failing to employ sufficient numbers of supervising staff to oversee and monitor patient care, including responding to complaints and requests for investigations.
Defendant had notice of the lack of fitness of the employees who were providing care to Mr. White, by virtue of the repeated complaints lodged by Mr. White’s family, and Mr. White aspirated because of defendant’s unfit and incompetent staff (55), but continued to employ them. (See Part 9 of 10.)
For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.