The Plaintiff, who suffered from quadruapliga from a prior incident, was admitted to a full-service nursing home facility. While a resident of the nursing home, the Plaintiff developed a severe Class IV decubitus ulcer in the right ischial area due to the nursing home staff’s failure to properly turn and/or alter the Plaintiff’s body position. As a result of this lack of care, the Plaintiff required surgical debridement of the decubitus ulcer as well as a flap reconstruction surgery. The Plaintiff did have a known history of prior development of pressure ulcers and flap reconstructions.
The case settled for an undisclosed amount prior to trial.