An elderly woman who had been injured in a previous incident was admitted to defendant’s skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation. Her physician ordered that she return to his office for follow-up shortly after she was admitted, but the facility failed to make an appointment or provide transportation to the physician’s office.
About a month after her admission, the elder’s daughter took her to the doctor. Upon removal of her dressings, the physician discovered necrosis (dead tissue) and maggots in her wound. The dressings were so foul-smelling that the physician disposed of them as hazardous waste.
This case settled on the grounds of elder abuse, elder neglect and negligence in favor of the victim’s family.