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.