Verdict Just In: Collado, et al. v. Fiesta Park Healthcare Teleseminar



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Verdict just in: Collado, et al. v. Fiesta Park Healthcare, LLC D.B.A. Medical Resort at Fiesta Park teleseminar

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
1.0 CLE Credit

Esther Collado worked for the DA’s office with the Grand Jury for over 50 years when she retired at age 85. Just three (3) years into her retirement, she had a broken hip, had internal fixation and went to The Medical Resort (TMR) for rehab for five (5) weeks. Her family visited EVERY day. When they took her home, and were getting her ready for a shower, they discovered bilateral pressure ulcers on her heels. TMR argued that they developed at home since they surely did skin inspections and had no record of them. One of the ulcers developed an infection that led to sepsis. Esther’s ability to swallow was then compromised requiring her to get a peg tube. Esther never walked again, as she was expected to do, but as a result of the outstanding care she received from her family, she survived another 1.5 years. Defense argued that the fact that Esther lived so long after proved that they were not the cause of her death, that it was an unrelated cardiac condition.

This case shows that just because someone is elderly does not mean their life is less valuable. Greed will do whatever it can to justify itself, but jurors are dedicated to truth and take their jobs very seriously. Total verdict is $11 Million.                

Presenters: Jeffrey A. Pitman, Esq. and Feliz A. Rael, Esq.   /   Moderator: Dusti Harvey, Esq.

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