$250,000 Settlement for Nursing Home Malpractice
- Date: Winter 2009
- Attorney: Kenneth W. Elwood
- Settlement: $250,000
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence
Kenneth Elwood represented an 85-year-old woman who developed stage 4 pressure ulcers on her sacrum at a rehabilitation hospital where she was admitted for physical therapy after she broke her leg. The records noted that the nurses failed to turn and reposition the patient every 2 hours, which led to the ulcers. Surgery and long-term wound care were required to treat the ulcers.