Man awarded $883,000 for bedsore at hospital
CLAYTON (AP) - A Jefferson County man has been awarded nearly $900,000 after developing a bedsore while being treated at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis County.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that a judge on Friday awarded $883,000 to 65-year-old William Dieser of Hillsboro. He was admitted to St. Anthony's in 2008 for surgery to address a pancreatic cyst. Two days later, it was discovered that a pressure ulcer reached to the bone. He incurred $33,000 in additional medical bills to repair the sore.
The hospital's chief nursing officer, Beverly Bokovitz, said in a statement that St. Anthony's is deeply sorry when any patient experiences a complication, but she cited privacy laws in declining comment specifically on Dieser's case.
The hospital has not said if it will appeal.