NY Jury Awards $305000 JUDGMENT AGAINST NURSING HOME IN BEDSORE CASE
(openPR) – MINEOLA, NY â€” Attorney John Dalli of Dalli & Marino, LLP
recently obtained a $305,000 judgment against a nursing home facility in
a case which involved bedsores. Following a jury trial, a verdict of
$300,000 in punitive damages was assessed against a nursing home as a
result of it falsifying medical records. The jury also awarded $5,000
for conscious pain and suffering.
On April 19, 2005,
Sarah Lester, a 60-year-old woman, was admitted to Highland Care Nursing
Home in Jamaica, Queens from Franklin Hospital. Ms. Lester was
suffering from pulmonary edema, diabetes and a host of other serious
medical issues which increased her risk of developing bedsores. Bedsores
are wounds that are caused by unrelieved pressure, mostly in the
sacrum, hips, elbow and heels.
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