When the issue was whether the patient was suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and needed special care, the testimony on the defense was that he was not. Then the issue changed. When the issue became the patient’s life expectancy (the foundation for damage calculations) the testimony on the defense was that he was suffering from Alzheimer’s. Why the change in the testimony? Alzheimer’s significantly reduces life expectancy.
“It took so very much work just to get St. Joseph to admit responsibility for this obvious wrong, and it was particularly despicable that they then sought to limit damages by admitting liability at trial and having their Chief Medical Officer lie under oath about Mr. Kitchen’s condition,” said Scott A. Mager, Plaintiff’s attorney.