Severe pressure sore, infection lead to death at Philadelphia nursing home
Amount: $2.787 million verdict
Compensatory Damages: $2.287 million
Punitive Damages: $500,000.00
Alleged Injuries: Negligence, violations of the Pennsylvania Older Adults Protective Services Act, and wrongful death
Description: During the plaintiff's residency at the nursing home in Philadelphia, he needlessly suffered from a gaping pressure sore that ate away most of his buttocks, multiple infections, contracted limbs, dehydration, malnutrition and ultimately death.