Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Mission Hills Health Care
George Thomason was a resident at Mission Hills Health Care nursing home, located at 4033 6th Ave in San Diego. He was admitted to the 96 bed, for-profit facility after a fall for monitoring his ongoing health conditions. According to Mr. Thomason’s surviving spouse, Carmen Thomason, her husband was abused and neglected while a resident at the facility. As a result, she filed a nursing home negligence lawsuit which alleges wrongful death damages.
The Story of George and Carmen
Carmen was incredibly close to her late husband, George. “We did everything together” she stated, and the two remained very close even during George’s nursing home residency. To this day, it remains hard for Carmen to discuss losing her life partner. Carmen described George’s nursing home residency in detail; alleging that during his 1 and 1/2 years at Mission Hills Health Care Center, George was to receive care related to his dementia.
As George deteriorated into his final chapter of life, Carmen would play jazz music and sit with him in his hospital bed. George loved jazz music. On the fateful day of his passing, as she said goodbye to her husband, he looked up at her one last time and passed away peacefully.
The San Diego Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit
Mrs. Thomason has filed a lawsuit in San Diego County against Mission Hills, alleging that her husband developed scabies seven times, suffered falls in the facility and developed multiple UTI’s. The lawsuit alleges that these injuries caused Mr. Thomason to develop sepsis, a body-wide infection, which brought about his wrongful death.
In addition to the tortious conduct resulting in harm to Mr. Thomason, it is also alleged that Mission Hills Health Care fabricated its nursing home records. Fraudulent medical records are a serious infraction and may rise to the level of punitive damages in some states.
Apparently, in the case of Thomason vs. Mission Hills Health Care, there are nursing home physical therapy records dated 5/12/2015. Glaringly, during this time period, Mr. Thomason was in the hospital at UCSD Medical Center, making PT at Mission Hills impossible.
Other Care Complaints Against Mission Hills Health Center in San Diego
Mission Hills is rated as a 2 star overall facility on Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare. The following complaints, adverse incidents and deficiencies were cited against Mission Hills Health Center.