I believe this situation fits all 4 points. (1) they told me her pneumonia was self acquired "aspiration pneumonia" when the emergency room diagnosis was "hospital acquired" pneumonia.
(2) breaching standard of care was the fact that they were ready to discharge her to Hospice Care at home with no antibiotic treatment.
(3) the injury was almost dying due to postponed antibiotics and she was denied food or fluids causing her to lose maybe 20 pounds in a week and almost losing the ability to eat due to weakness and atrophy (4) they continued to force me to disconnect her from fluids and antibiotics and they took her off of fluids and refused to give her food or drink. Do you agree that this meets the criteria?
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