$1 Million Jury Verdict in Nursing Home’s Failure to Prevent Sacral Pressure Sore

Carlos Ruiz, 84, suffered from advanced dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. He was admitted to Palm Garden of Aventura with a diagnosis of “functional decline.” While at the facility, he developed a sacral pressure ulcer, which later became infected.

Ruiz died of this condition. He was survived by his four children.

Ruiz’s personal representative sued Palm Garden of Aventura LLC and Palm Healthcare Management LLC, alleging that the defendants’ staff chose not to develop an adequate care plan or properly monitor him.

The lawsuit also asserted that the defendants were negligent in allowing Ruiz to develop a sacral ulcer and chose not to timely notify his physician of the significant change in his condition.

The jury signed a verdict of more than $1 million.

The attorneys successfully handling this matter for the Ruiz family were Manuel L. Dobrinsky, Carlos Jimenez, Mark B. Hart and Alexa Delgado.

Ruiz v. Palm Garden of Aventura, LLC, No. 2020-007434-CA-01 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Miami-Dade County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home abuse lawsuits, nursing home bed sore lawsuits, nursing home wandering cases, nursing home negligence cases, and wrongful death cases for individuals, families and loved ones who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of a medical provider for more than 45 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Oak Park, Melrose Park, Stone Park, Bellwood, North Riverside, Schiller Park, Itasca, Rosemont, Park Ridge, Niles, Morton Grove, Winnetka, Waukegan, Joliet, Highwood, Half Day, Lake Bluff, Chicago (Magnolia Glen, Arcadia Terrace, Andersonville, Lincoln Square, Hollywood Park, Sauganash, Wildwood, Mayfair, Albany Park, Rogers Park, Irving Park, Avondale, Sheffield Neighbors, Ukrainian Village, West Town, Garfield Park, Humboldt Park, Bridgeport, Little Village, McKinley Park, Austin), Berwyn, River Forest, Franklin Park, and Elmhurst, Ill.

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