This bariatric nursing case involves an overweight, elderly patient who was being taken care of in a home health setting. The Defendant company reported that the patient was doing well under their care to distant friends and relatives. At one point, a friend came to visit the patient and noticed that he was covered in sores and ulcers. An ambulance was called and the patient was taken to the hospital, where it was noted in the ER that the patient was in poor condition and was likely suffering from a systemic infection. Testing confirmed that the patient was suffering from a blood infection, and he lingered in the hospital for several weeks before passing away. It was alleged that the patient was not monitored adequately by the home healthcare providers, which led to the development of sores on his body and, eventually, to his blood infection.