Sonia Godfrey was a recovering heart surgery patient who was transferred from the hospital to Centennial Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. At the time of her admission, she was noted to have pressure ulcers on her sacrum and right thigh.
While residing at the nursing home, she suffered a fall, with no known witnesses, which required her return to the hospital. It was at the hospital that her pressure ulcers persisted. Godfrey was later admitted to a long-care facility; she unfortunately passed away.
A wrongful death lawsuit was filed on behalf of Godfrey’s estate against Centennial Healthcare LLC and Temple University Hospital Inc., alleging that both entities chose not to adopt the accepted protocols to prevent falls and that they incorrectly assessed Godfrey’s pressure sores. In addition, it was alleged that the defendants failed to timely diagnose and properly treat the pressure ulcers.