“This is a victory for providers caring for patients at the bedside and supports using a strong defense against these frivolous cases brought by litigators."
Miami, Florida (PRWEB) March 21, 2014
A 2009 suit brought against Vohra Health Services, Dr. Chaskes and Nurse Saint-Eloi alleging malpractice was successfully defended. The suit (SC13-1650, Supreme Court of Florida) was brought related to care provided over a two week period to an 88-year-old woman with a sacral pressure ulcer. During a jury trial, there was expert testimony that the highest standard of care was provided by Dr. Chaskes and Nurse Saint-Eloi and that furthermore the patient’s injury was caused by the hospital originally treating her. Throughout the trial, Vohra Health Services, Dr. Chaskes and Nurse Saint-Eloi vigorously defended themselves and maintained that they did not cause the patient’s pressure ulcer and did not commit negligence.
According to court documents, a jury awarded the plaintiff $315,000. The final judgment was appealed to the Florida Third District Court of Appeal and the appellate court ruled that Ford & Dean and their client failed to satisfy the legal standard needed to prevail in a medical malpractice case. The court reversed the judgment and ruled in favor of Vohra Health Services, Dr. Chaskes and Nurse Saint-Eloi. Ford & Dean petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for review of the appellate court’s decision and on March 7, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court denied Ford & Dean’s request.
Dr. Vohra, the founder of Vohra Health Services, stated: “This is a victory for providers caring for patients at the bedside and supports using a strong defense against these frivolous cases brought by litigators. The plaintiff attorneys that bring these cases only serve to increase the cost of healthcare in America and deter providers from serving where they are needed most.”
Vohra Health Services is pleased that a just outcome was ultimately achieved and is proud to partner with post-acute care facilities to improve outcomes, reduce hospitalizations, and decrease the cost of care.