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Sacramento nursing home abuse attorneys secure a historic $7.75 million settlement for negligent hospice care

January 15, 2018 — In what is thought to be the largest settlement of its kind in California, today Mr. Dudensing secured a $7.75 million settlement for the daughter of an elder on hospice care who did not receive even basic care at her end of life. The victim was supposed to be receiving in home hospice care while she lived out her remaining days with her daughter and grandchildren. However, she had a wound on her foot that was never cared for.

Although the victim complained of pain in her leg, her wound received no care from her hospice workers and it eventually became gangrenous, resulting in a very painful, expedited death.

Elder abuse attorney battles two negligent nursing homes to secure a $5.632 million dollar settlement for a veteran’s family

May 13, 2017 — Today brought a total recovery of over $5.6 million to a dependent adult seeking rehabilitation after being treated at the VA hospital for an intestinal bleed. Instead of receiving the care and assistance he required, the victim was neglected at two separate facilities and died at the age of 61 years old. At the first facility the veteran was at risk for falling and required assistance using the restroom. However, he was allowed to fall five times before the sixth fall broke his hip requiring surgical repair.

While rehabilitating from his fractured hip at a new facility, the victim’s hip was fractured again when one person tried to assist on a two-person assist job. After his hip was reset, the incision site became infected. The facility waited too long to report the change in condition and the infection of his hip lead to his death. The careless neglect of this veteran was due to understaffing at the facilities that chose to put profit over patients’ care.

Nursing home abuse attorney achieves $3 million settlement in elder neglect case in Northern California

May 2, 2017 — Mr. Dudensing reached a $3 million settlement today with a skilled nursing facility after it neglected an elder. The victim came to the facility as a healthy and active senior citizen who needed to recover from a short hospital stay. However, the victim was thoroughly neglected, resulting in her acquiring a severe pressure ulcer within three weeks.

Dudensing’s firm worked intensely to get the information necessary to settle this matter at mediation so the victim could afford to receive a higher standard of care at a new facility for the rest of her life.

Mr. Dudensing prevailed in securing a $5.95 million settlement against a large, skilled nursing facility chain for Elder Abuse

December 7, 2015 — Dudensing pursued the facts in this case for over 3 years before the facility finally agreed to a $5.95 million settlement at the beginning of trial. The 87 year old victim was sent to the facility to recover from a traumatic head injury and instead was ignored, even after she developed bronchitis. Her respiratory issues became increasing worse and her ability to breathe became more of a challenge.

By the time she was finally sent to the hospital, which was only five weeks after she arrived at the skilled nursing facility, she was beyond hope and died that same day. The facility tried to blame the victim’s pre-existing conditions on her death but Dudensing proved it was the lack of care that she received at the facility which caused her untimely death.

Assisted living abuse attorney reaches $2.75 million settlement against an assisted living facility that could not prevent falls

June 19, 2015 — Today a large chain of assisted living facilities agreed to a $2.75 million settlement of an elder abuse claim with Mr. Dudensing for its failure to prevent the multiple falls of an elder. Even though her medical records stated that she needed assistance for transfers from her bed and while walking, the victim was left to fall on multiple occasions. Ultimately, she fell and cracked her skull, requiring emergency care with devastating long-term effects. This case was settled in mediation, saving the victim’s family from a long, drawn out case that would force them to relive the horrible events that lead to the mother’s decline.

Sacramento attorney secures a $2.5 million recovery against a hospice provider for elder abuse

May 19, 2014 — Today, Mr. Dudensing announces that he has secured a $2.5 million recovery against a hospice provider for its neglect of an elder. The evidence showed that the hospice provider illegally pushed the victim into its program without the proper consents when she was not hospice eligible. Once the victim was in its program, the hospice provider utterly neglected her with the result that the victim acquired a stage IV bedsore which she was forced to live with for the rest of her life.

Mr. Dudensing said: “Today’s announcement affirms that hospice companies do not get a ‘free pass’ for their neglect simply because the victim may be at the end of her or his life. All Californians are entitled to live and die with respect and dignity and we should not — and will not — tolerate their neglect simply because they may be at the end of their lives.”

Elder abuse attorney secures a $6 million recovery from a skilled nursing facility chain for its reckless neglect

April 24, 2013 — Mr. Dudensing announced that he has secured a $6 million recovery on behalf of the family of a loved one who suffered a fatal fecal impaction as a direct result of the reckless neglect of a skilled nursing facility in the Los Angeles area.

After taking in excess of forty depositions in the case, Mr. Dudensing uncovered widespread falsification in the record that was corroborated by a forensic document examiner. The $6 million settlement is believed to be one of the largest non-jury trial recoveries in a single plaintiff elder abuse case in the history of the state of California.

“The victim in this case died a horrific death from fecal impaction and then the nursing home chain tried to cover it up by falsifying records and lying in depositions,” Dudensing explained, “this settlement sent a message to the nursing home chain that Californians will not tolerate the reckless neglect of some of the most vulnerable members of our community.”

Mr. Dudensing announces that he reached a settlement of $2 million to compensate the family of a deceased elder

March 12, 2013 — Today, Sacramento nursing home abuse lawyer Ed Dudensing announces that he reached a settlement of $2 million to compensate the family of a deceased elder for the pain, suffering, injury and death that their mom suffered at the hands of a residential care facility.

At issue in the case was a pressure ulcer that the resident acquired while in the facility and which deteriorated to a Stage IV bedsore while she was under the facility’s care.

$1 million recovery for retired superior court judge

May 25, 2012 — Mr. Dudensing has secured a recovery of $1 million for a retired superior court judge who suffered a severe pressure sore after a residential care fails to monitor plaintiff’s skin resulting in a severe pressure ulcer.