Saturday, May 25, 2013

It's a wonderful life!

Mr. B. is 93 years old.

Two years ago (at age 91) he fell out of a bed, during a stay at a rehab facility, after his third major cardiac surgery. He broke a hip and continues to walk slowly and only with the assist of a walker.

Litigation against the facility is ongoing. A settlement has been offered but not accepted by the family's lawyer.

Over the years, prior to this surgery and fall, he had suffered two heart attacks, three strokes, had a partial colectomy for colon cancer, had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and had major orthopedic intervention after two serious car accidents.

His wife feels the fall was a result of negligence on the part of the facility and that "his life has been ruined" as a result of the fall.

I did my best to appear empathetic.

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