Cathy and Jerome had been married for decades. They’d raised children together. They’d been through life’s ups and downs and always came out on the other side stronger than before. They were tough—Jerome spent more than a decade in the U.S. Military, and Cathy was right there with him the whole time.
Unfortunately, Jerome’s health had taken a bad turn. He was diabetic and needed frequent dialysis and, sadly, his condition was such that doctors recommended the amputation of his lower leg. While recovering from the amputation, Jerome spent many hours laying in a hospital bed. The hospital staff knew that, because of his condition, Jerome needed a special mattress designed to reduce the likelihood that he would develop pressure ulcers and, for the same reason, needed to be turned or rotated every two hours.
Although a doctor had ordered a special mattress for Jerome and turning every two hours, neither was accomplished by the hospital’s nursing staff. The mattress, in fact, wasn’t provided to Jerome for over a week and, by the time it was provided, Jerome had developed massive pressure ulcers on his backside that were so deep his tail bone was visible. Tragically, Jerome never left the hospital and passed away a few weeks later.
Cathy was understandably distraught. She’d lost the love of her life, and she felt betrayed by the medical professionals she trusted. She needed advice. Cathy’s oldest daughter was a school teacher and she remembered that the father of one of her students was a lawyer. She called him, and he arranged for Cathy to meet Tim Riemann.
We spent a lot of time with Cathy, and we liked her tremendously. We wanted to help so, along with our friend Chris Dandurand, we filed a lawsuit against the hospital that failed Jerome, asserting claims for medical negligence and wrongful death. As is often the case, we are severely restricted in what we are able to disclose about Jerome’s lawsuit. Suffice it to say, the claims were resolved amicably and in such a way that Jerome’s memory was generously honored. Cathy, of course, holds a special place in our heart and will forever be a friend of the firm. We encourage you to read Cathy’s testimonial describing her experience working with Tim.
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