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Texas Supreme Court COVID-19 Emergency Order

47th Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster

January 20, 2022

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The Texas Supreme Court issued its 47th Emergency Order of the COVID-19 pandemic on January 19. In it, the court renews and amends its 45th Emergency Order.

Short-staffed Facility Led to Patient’s Death, Family Claimed

August 31, 2020 (updated September 23, 2020)

On March 24, 2005, plaintiffs’ decedent Voncil Sherrod, 76, died as a result gangrene of the feet due to occlusive atherosclerotic vascular disease at a hospital in Memphis. Sherrod’s family alleged that the death precipitated from serious physical injury and neglect that occurred during her 3.5-month stay at High Pointe Health and Rehabilitation in Memphis.

Nursing Home Wrongful Death - $6,000,000 Verdict

Date of Verdict: October 14, 2005

December 15, 2005 (updated September 24, 2020)

On April 2001, Marie Frances Larson, 77, was found hanged to death in a wheelchair lap restraint at Edgewater Care Center in Kerrville. Individually and on behalf of her mother's estate, Mrs. Larson's only child, Patricia Marie Shieber, sued Mariner Post-Acute Network, Inc., now known as Mariner Health Care Inc.; Living Centers of Texas Inc., operating as Edgewater Care Center; Thomas Lane Northington; Donna Kay Alexander, RN; and Margie Fraser Lindenberg, LVN, alleging negligence in that Mrs. Larson was placed in the restraint without consent or physicians's order and not properly monitored. The Plaintiffs alleged that Mrs. Larson died as a result of positional asphyxia.