In an article from SC Lawyer’s Weekly, written by Phillip Bantz, the highest pretrial nursing home settlement is discussed. Poliakoff & Associates and Jackson Law Offices represented Daniel Gouveia, who died after less than a month in Pepper Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, a nursing home in Aiken, SC. Gouveia developed a stage 4 sacral ulcer which became infected, leading to his death. In addition to the obvious care deficiencies Gouveia received, there were a number of other issues related to Gouveia’s care, including false documentation. Medical documentation is a vitally important component of care, as it communicates medical issues with caregivers. Missing, edited, or false documentation is a serious breach in the standard of care. For more information, read the full article here.

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