A 73-year-old woman with complex prior history of end stage renal disease, congestive heart failure, vascular disease, and below the knee amputation died after being neglected by nursing home staff. The coroner stated that she died of heart failure and sepsis caused in part by a failure to assess, document and treat a decubitus ulcer that had formed on her coccyx. After her prior law firm filed a lawsuit, but failed to timely respond to written discovery requests from the defense attorney, the trial court dismissed the case as a sanction against the Estate’s attorneys. Our firm determined that it was legal malpractice for the lawyers to blow the deadlines and that, but for the dismissal of the underlying case, the Estate would have likely recovered under the Indiana Adult Wrongful Death Act. Despite the fact that the decedent had no surviving spouse on a life expectancy of only a few years, the case settled before trial for $500,000.