Death Of Disabled Patient In Nursing Home Due to Necrotizing Infection


Settlement Amount: $400,000.00
Attorney: Howard D. Mishkind

Description of Case: 66-year-old woman with extensive medical history including peripheral vascular disease, left leg above-the-knee amputation, previous stroke, second toe, right foot amputation, hip replacement, was admitted to ABC Hospital with rectal bleeding. Patient developed perirectal infection that was not timely recognized or treated at ABC Hospital or upon subsequent admission to nursing home. She developed necrotizing infection, requiring a diverting colostomy. The patient died of hypotensive shock.

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