The plaintiff alleged that FKB’s client, a local hospital, deviated from the standard of care by failing to implement appropriate protective measures to prevent the development of pressure ulcers. Specifically, plaintiff claimed that a turn a position schedule was not implemented, heels were not offloaded, and records were not kept confirming the skin was being regularly assessed and cared for.
At trial, defendant argued plaintiff’s ulcers were not the result of negligent care but rather a direct results of plaintiff’s various co-morbidities and decisions made by the family in contrast to the recommendations of plaintiff’s treating physicians.
After brief deliberations, the jury returned a unanimous verdict in defendant’s favor. A co-defendant settled the action prior to the commencement of trial.
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