Huie Attorneys Successfully Defend Long-Term Care Facility

Huie attorneys Gordon Sproule, Jennifer Egbe, and Alex Underwood successfully defended a long-term care facility in a medical malpractice case that was arbitrated in June of 2021.

The wrongful death action was brought by the estate of a nursing home resident who claimed that the nursing home failed to properly inspect, assess, diagnose, and treat the resident’s decubiti ulcers, which were present prior to the resident’s admission to the nursing home.

During the three-day arbitration, defense counsel proved that the resident had multiple pervasive and chronic conditions upon admission to the nursing home and, as a result, the development and progression of the wounds was clinically unavoidable. Defense counsel further proved that the facility provided proper wound care and treatment. Thus, the Arbitrator returned a final award in favor of the Defendant long-term care facility on August 23, 2021.