July 30, 2018

Settlement: $2 million

A 77-year-old female was admitted to a nursing home for rehabilitation purposes due to a motor vehicle accident. The resident had an in-dwelling Foley catheter put in place, and orders were given to monitor her intake and output and to perform Foley care each shift.

Due to the nursing allegedly not being properly trained or supervised, and the facility allegedly not being adequately staffed during the week of Thanksgiving, there was significant delay in diagnosis and treatment of the decedent’s urinary tract infection.

On Nov. 27, 2010, after just 17 days in the nursing home, the decedent was found to be suffering from septic shock as a result of obstructive uropathy. She died the following day.

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