The family of an Eskaton Assisted Living Facility patient from in Orangevale was awarded $42.5 mllion by a jury after a woman died after being sent to their facility in Orangevale for short term rehabilitation. The family alleged there was routine drugging of the woman with prescription Ativan without her consent. Eskaton’s CEO says they will survive the recent $42.5 million dollars verdict against the Elder Care Home giant.
“Every morning she was given Ativan, which is a black box drug that you need informed consent to give, and after 26 doses she was so zonked out she choked on a chicken nugget” said Carole Herman President of the Foundation Aiding the Elderly who filed the initial complaint in 2012. The State Department of Social Services found the complaint that “resident medication not given as prescribed” was substantiated and this aided in the jury award.
Eskaton CEO Todd Murch confirmed “We certainly acknowledge there was a medication error”. He went on to say the verdict was very discouraging and upsetting” and “We’ve never had an experience like this”. When choosing an elder care facility demand they are open and transparent with everything they do. Know what’s happening behind every closed door and get help at the first sign of an issue with anyone in the facility. It’s believed this is the largest verdict of its kind in Sacramento County.
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