$175,000 Settlement in Failure to Treat Pressure Sores at Nursing Home

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.

Before trial, the parties settled for $175,000.

The attorney handling this case for the Godfrey estate was Christopher J. Culleton.

Godfrey v. Centennial Healthcare, LLC, No. 03024 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. Phila. County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home pressure sore lawsuits, nursing home abuse cases, nursing home negligence cases, and wrongful death lawsuits 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 47 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Winnetka, Bolingbrook, Joliet, Elgin, Waukegan, Rolling Meadows, Hinsdale, Oak Lawn, Chicago (Back of the Yards, Pilsen, South Shore, Wrigleyville, Chinatown, Hyde Park, Rogers Park), Lincolnshire, Lincolnwood and Naperville, Ill.

Robert D. Kreisman has been an active member of the Illinois and Missouri bars since 1976.

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