September 30, 2023

A crucial sickness restoration hospital that serves The Villages is being accused of misdiagnosing a extreme bedsore that resulted in “two months of unfathomable ache and struggling” for an 88-year-old lady simply weeks earlier than she died.

The criticism was filed on Tuesday, August 29, within the circuit court docket of the 18th Judicial Circuit in Seminole County by Tonett Harmon, a private consultant of the property of Daphne White. It accuses Central Florida Regional Hospital, Inc. (d/b/a HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital) and Choose Specialty Hospital – The Villages, Inc., of negligence that led to White’s improvement of a deep tissue harm.

In response to the criticism, on November 24, 2021, White was admitted to HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital, which is situated at 1401 W Seminole Boulevard in Sanford.

The criticism notes that, on the time of her admittance, White had “no sacral pores and skin breakdown,” however that she was “clearly at excessive danger for sacral pores and skin breakdown” based mostly on the
“existence of pre-existing heel wounds.”

Over the course of the next week, the criticism says that workers on the hospital “failed to offer ample and acceptable stress aid.”

Consequently, on November 30, 2021, a sacral bedsore was discovered and documented to have developed “in-house,” in accordance with the criticism.

On December 15, 2021, two weeks after White’s bedsore was first found, the harm was documented to be “Stage 3.”

On December 18, 2021, White was transferred to Choose Specialty Hospital, which is situated at 5050 County Highway 472 in Oxford, and her harm was reported by workers to be “Stage 2.”

Choose Specialty Hospital – The Villages (Photograph: Google)

The criticism notes that it’s “unclear” whether or not or not the restoration hospital’s description was “correct or an error,” as there was “probably underlying harm.”

Extra notes have been made within the days that adopted that appeared to recommend the harm was “healed.” The criticism says these notes appeared to “be in error.”

Wound administration orders from December 27, 2021, present that workers had made notes to not put “foam dressing” on the bedsore, however quite, to make use of “cream solely.”

On January 4, 2022, the coccyx/sacral bedsore was reported to be “unstageable,” that means its severity couldn’t be decided by only a visible examination.

On the time, the harm required a number of debridements and was in the end reclassified as “Stage 4,” as famous by the criticism.

White handed away on February 11, 2022 on the age of 88. In response to the criticism, her demise got here after “two months of unfathomable ache and struggling.”

The criticism seeks damages in extra of $50,000 from every hospital, and a jury trial.

A mom of 4, White was born in Monticello, Florida and moved to Sanford, Florida early in life, in accordance with her obituary. She attended colleges in Seminole County and was married to Roosevelt White, Sr., who preceded her in demise. She served as an usher at Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church.