Medical facilities hold a position of trust. When people in California go to hospitals or medical centers for help, they depend on the doctors and nurses to treat them with dignity and care. However, the daughter of an elderly woman who died in a local hospital believes her mother was treated as a disposable person because of her age. They are suing the hospital for wrongful death.
The 93-year-old woman arrived at the hospital complaining of a stomach ache. Apparently, after admitting her, the nurse on duty did not assess the woman's pain level. Nevertheless, the nurse gave the elderly woman a dose of a potent narcotic. For some reason, the nurse failed to report this to the other nurses or the doctor on duty. As a result, the patient was given additional painkillers, which sent her into respiratory arrest.