I took a deposition of a nurse yesterday who was charged with the care of my client toward the end of her life. My client was fitted with a leg brace that was significantly too tight. She complained of pain. Her leg was bleeding. No one responded.
To make matters worse, no pain medication was given. This is not humane and it is not acceptable.
Thankfully, many good people are working hard to make the final days of terminally ill patients more comfortable.
I recently found a website which offers tips on how to prevent this sort of inhumane treatment from occurring again.