Bethesda east hospital

Did Bad Nursing At Bethesda East Hospital Lead To Woman’s Death?

Boca Raton Boynton Beach Delray Beach Florida News Palm Beach County

Lawsuit Claims Incompetence, Negligence Killed 70-Year-Old In Palm Beach County.

Bethesda east hospital

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Despite medical records making it clear that she was susceptible to bed sores and skin breakdown, a 70-year-old woman was allegedly treated so poorly at Bethesda East Medical Center that her skin deteriorated and she died. Now, her husband is suing on her behalf.

Francine Certani was admitted to Bethesda East on July 20th, 2020 as a ”bed bound patient who suffered from asthma and shortness of breath,” wrote attorneys in the lawsuit just filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court. ”Bethesda knew that Francine was dependent on its nursing and support staff to adequately provide for her care and protection. Bethesda knew that Francine had pressure ulcers on admission and was at risk for skin breakdown. While a patient at its facility, Bethesda failed to adequately assess and monitor her condition, failed to provide routine preventative care, good skin care and appropriate daily care and treatment.”

According to attorneys, the negligence was notable and was killing Francine Certani.

“As a result of Bethesda’s negligence, Francine Certani suffered from progressive skin deterioration, she developed additional pressure sores and serious permanent injuries. Francine Certani died on January 4th, 2021.”

Attorneys argue that had competent nurses routinely turned and repositioned Ms. Certani, and provided adequate wound care, her condition would not have led to her death.

The lawsuit also claims Bethesda Medical Center violated several Florida statues pertaining to medical care. Francis Certani, husband of Francine Certani, is represented by Frank Fernandez of the Fernandez Firm in Tampa.

BinWizards Boca Raton Supports Local Journalism.

Binwizards

 

Content copyright © 2022 Metro Desk Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. BocaNewsNow.com ® is a registered trademark. BocaRudeton™ is a trademark of MetroDesk Media, LLC. Sirens™ is a trademark of MetroDesk Media, LLC. “You hear sirens, we know where they went,”™ is a trademark of MetroDesk Media, LLC. “Don’t Want To Be Seen Here? Don’t Be Rude Here!™” is a trademark of MetroDesk Media, LLC. We vigorously protect our intellectual property and journalistic product. Broadcast stations must credit BocaNewsNow.com on air. Print must refer to BocaNewsNow.com. Online must link to BocaNewsNow.com. We have agreements with several organizations. Contact news (at) bocanewsnow.com. Call 866-4-FL-NEWS. Arrest reports are police accusations. Guilt or innocence is determined in a court of law. 

Tagged