Monday, December 07, 2020

Sandoval-Ryan v. Oleander Holdings LLC (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 7, 2020)

It's a Monday during the Fall, so that means Monday Night Football.  But since it's 2020, MNF starts today at . . . 2:00 p.m.  Classic.

Meanwhile, you read a fair number of cases where an elderly person dies at a nursing home.  Yet today, we see the same thing, but with a twist.  Today's opinion begins:

"Plaintiff was the conservator and caretaker of her younger brother Sandoval. On September 2, 2014, Sandoval was admitted to Post-Acute, a skilled nursing facility owned and operated by Oleander and Plum Healthcare, for purposes of rehabilitating him from surgery and returning him to a lower level of care. While undergoing care at PostAcute, Sandoval developed multiple serious health complications. Sandoval was transferred to the hospital on November 5, where he was found to have multiple pressure ulcers, infection, distended bowel, and fecal impaction. He died on December 24."

Someone younger than usual.  Someone who dies on Christmas Eve.

Even sadder than usual.