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$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.

Elder plaintiff suffered neglect and abuse at the hands of nursing facility and secures significant recovery

May 15, 2012 — Today, Mr. Dudensing has announced a recovery of $1.7 million on behalf of an 83 year old plaintiff who suffered severe dehydration at a Sacramento area skilled nursing facility. “The facility knew that the victim in this case was at high risk for dehydration and yet inexplicably failed to monitor his intake and output,” Dudensing explained. With this recovery, Dudensing held this multi-facility nursing home chain accountable for its wrongdoing.

Long-term care facility pays $2.5 million to victim of elder abuse

January 15, 2012 — Dudensing Law announced that it has secured a $2.5 million recovery against a multi-facility nursing home chain on behalf of a vulnerable elder who suffered elder abuse while residing in their facility. Among other things, the victim acquired two stage IV pressure ulcers and suffered a broken neck while under defendants’ care.

Mr. Dudensing took over forty depositions in the case and demonstrated that the failures in care at issue were the product of a deliberate corporate plan to maximize profits at the expense of patient care.

Failure to protect plaintiff from suffering a fall causing traumatic brain injury brings $2.5 million recovery

March 21, 2011 — Nursing home abuse attorneys from Dudensing Law announced they had secured a $2.5 million recovery against a multi-facility nursing home chain on behalf of a vulnerable elder who suffered elder abuse while residing in their facility.

Settlement against large nursing home chain for elder abuse

December 29, 2010 — The plaintiffs in a nursing home elder abuse action venued in Sacramento County have settled out of court with a large nursing home chain for $950,000. The case involved an 86 year old woman who was admitted to a skilled nursing facility for short-term rehabilitation. The facility failed to provide adequate care, failed to follow doctor’s orders, failed to keep her hydrated, and failed to treat a urinary tract infection. The cause of death was septic shock secondary to sepsis and urinary tract infection. Once again, Mr. Dudensing uncovered widespread falsification of records during his prosecution of this case.

Plaintiff secures substantial recovery relating to nursing home’s failure to prevent and properly treat pressure sores

October 26, 2010 — Plaintiff secures substantial recovery relating to nursing home’s failure to prevent and properly treat pressure sores Mr. Dudensing has secured a $2 million recovery on behalf of an elder in connection with a facility’s failure to prevent and properly treat multiple pressure sores on the victim’s lower legs and feet. Ultimately, the plaintiff died as a result of these avoidable injuries. The evidence showed that the facility’s failures were the product of a corporate plan by this large nursing home chain to maximize profits at the expense of patient care. “The only thing that these corporate owners respond to is civil lawsuits that hit them in the pocket book. This case is a classic example of how corporate greed caused immeasurable pain, suffering and death to a vulnerable elder,” Dudensing explained.

Nursing home’s egregious elder abuse results in policy limits settlement

January 23, 2009 — Ed Dudensing has settled a case for the policy limits of $1,000,000 today in connection with the death of an elder as a result of elder abuse and neglect by a health care facility. The case involved an elder who developed a massive pressure sore on her right foot and lower leg that ultimately resulted in the foot falling off while in the nursing home.

Feds grade nursing homes

December 19, 2008
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“Part of the problem with the information that has been previously available is that it hasn’t always been useful, because it hasn’t always been accessible. It was hard to do a comparison,” said Ed Dudensing, a Sacramento elder abuse attorney who specializes in nursing home cases.

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Neglected dependent secures substantial recovery from board and care and nursing home

April 18, 2008 — Mr. Dudensing has secured a collective recovery of $1.85 million on behalf of a dependent adult as the result of reckless neglect she suffered at a board and care home followed by a nursing home. “This is a tragic case, in which the mother of a daughter with cerebral palsy entrusted her daughter to a board and care while the mother travelled to see her family in Mexico. As a result of the neglect the victim suffered, she now is on life support and unable to communicate to the outside world. She will never be able to return home.”