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Fighting the Opioid Epidemic – Unlawful Practices of Opioid Manufacturers & Distributors
Lisa M. Esser and the Sommers Schwartz Mass Tort Litigation Team are representing counties, cities, and townships across Michigan in federal lawsuits seeking damages from opioid ...
  • $250,000 Settlement For Failure to Prevent Pressure Ulcers During Hospital Admission

Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner obtained a $250,000 hospital malpractice settlement for a woman who developed pressure sores and contractures during recovery from a hip fracture and corrective surgery. The plaintiff sustained a fall at her home and presented to the defendant hospital where she was admitted for treatment. The lawsuit alleged that following her surgery, the defendant’s nursing staff violated accepted standards of care by failing to take precautions to prevent the pressure ulcers. Had proper measures been taken, including regularly repositioning the patient, providing appropriate wound care, and utilizing necessary medical equipment, the plaintiff would not have incurred the resulting physical, emotional, and economic damages.

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