On January 11, 2012 the Plaintiff was admitted to St. Joseph’s Medical Center for surgery, and stayed at the hospital for several days to recover. Plaintiff claimed that during his stay at the hospital, nurses at St. Joseph’s Medical Center did not turn and reposition the Plaintiff to relieve pressure on his skin. By the time the Plaintiff was discharged, he had developed a severe pressure injury, or bed sore, on his back side.
After being sent home from St. Joseph’s Medical Center, the Plaintiff was treated at Harford Memorial Hospital, where doctors performed seven surgical debridement procedures-a painful procedure in which dead skin and tissue is removed with a scalpel. The Plaintiff incurred more than $18,000 in medical expenses, and has a permanent scar.
The jury in the case, tried by Henry L. Belsky and Sarah L. Smith, awarded the Plaintiff the total cost of his medical bills, and more than $450,000 for noneconomic damages, which include pain and suffering.
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