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Nursing Home Settles Pressure Ulcer Case

December 31, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   bedsore lawsuit,Decubitus Ulcer Lawsuit,Pressure Ulcer Settlement   |   0 Comment

A nursing home plagued with allegations of sub-standard of care recently settled out of court with the family of a decubitus ulcer victim. Poplar Living Center in Casper has been cited repeatedly by health officials for poor care, including a recent citation of a nursing home van driver accidentally running over a blind resident that […]

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Decubitus Ulcer Litigation on the Rise

March 13, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   bedsore lawsuit,Doctor Decubitus Ulcer Litigation   |   0 Comment

Decubitus Ulcer Doctor Litigation on the Increase Over the course of the past 30 years, there has been a general rise in litigation against long-term care facilities such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities and hospitals regarding the development of decubitus ulcers. The most common form of preventable skin breakdown is known as the […]

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Hospital Pressure Sore Results in Wrongful Death, Decubitus Ulcer Lawsuit Alleges

February 16, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   bedsore lawsuit,Can I sue a Hospital for Pressure Sore?   |   0 Comment

A West Virginia woman named Tamara McNeil is suing the Thomas Memorial Hospital for allowing her husband, Charles McNeil, to develop a decubitus ulcer (pressure sore) while a hospital inpatient. The decubitus ulcer lawsuit alleges that the hospital was negligent in their care and treatment of the sacral bedsore, which resulted in Mr. McNeil’s death. […]

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Bedsore Mattresses

March 18, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   bedsore lawsuit,Decubitus Ulcer Prevention   |   0 Comment

Bedsore Mattress Bedsore prevention and treatment by special bedsores mattresses The following types of bed sore prevention mattresses are available at hospitals and nursing homes and should be used to prevent and treat bed sores (pressure ulcers or decubitus wounds): 1. Gel Overlay Bedsore Mattress: A gel overlay mattress distributes pressure evenly throughout the mattress. […]

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Why do Bedsores Occur?

March 12, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   bedsore lawsuit   |   0 Comment

What Causes Bedsores? Why do Bedsores Occur? Bedsores occur because of unrelieved pressure on a patient’s skin. Bedsores happen when an area of skin breaks down and forms a hole. Pressure on the skin minimizes the blood from flowing through the person’s skin. Without enough blood, the skin can die and a bedsore occurs in […]

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Decubitus Ulcer declared a “Never Event” in Healthcare

Decubitus Ulcers should “never” occur Decubitus ulcers (bedsores) have been determined to be a “never event” in hospitals and nursing homes. This means they should never occur and can be prevented. Most Never Events are very rare. A recent study estimated that a healthcare providers may have a “never event” of wrong-site surgery once every […]

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$3 million Decubitus Ulcer Lawsuit Verdict in Florida

Edmond Cody sued his home healthcare agency for negligently allowing him to develop decubitus ulcers. The jury was shown 3 blown up photographs of the gruesome bedsore which led to a giant $3 million verdict against the home health agency and home health aide.   Decubitus ulcer photographs, like the one below, are crucial in […]

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New York Jury Awards $14.5 Million in Pressure Sore Lawsuit Against Hospital

A New York State returned a verdict for $14,500,000.00 for the Plaintiff against a Westchester County Hospital in Carelli v. Westchester County Health Care Corp. The pressure sore lawsuit involved the hospital’s absolute neglect of their patient who, in turn, developed awful pressure sores. The failure to monitor the patient resulted in skin breakdown (decubitus […]

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Why bring a nursing home neglect lawsuit?

Why sue a nursing home for that bedsore on your father’s buttocks? The bottom line is that nursing home owners care about the bottom line. The days of mom and pop owned nursing homes are gone. More commonly, these nursing homes are part of a large national chain of nursing homes that are focused only […]

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Corporate Shell Game – Nursing Home Insurance Policies

Corporate-owned for-profit nursing homes often commit malpractice and neglect residents, causing painful pressure sores and falls. When these nursing homes are asked to pay for their negligence, they cry poor and produce a minimal $50,000 “depleting insurance policy.” Generally speaking, these minimal “insurance” policies are anything but insurance. They are a part of a larger […]

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$2 million dollars awarded to victim of decubitus ulcers / pressure sores

In the case against a nursing home for bedsores, a Palm Beach County jury awards almost $2 million to widow of a victim of pressure sores that were developed in a nursing home due to neglect:

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Two Sacramento Area Nursing Homes Land on Neglect Report

January 28, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   bedsore lawsuit,Decubitus Ulcer Lawyer,Pressure Sores in Nursing Home   |   0 Comment

Synopsis: San Francisco based advocacy group for nursing home residents makes shocking discovery on the level of neglect at two area nursing homes. Government reports show that these homes were being negligent. A San Francisco-based advocacy group for nursing home residents has obtained and released reports issued by the state attorney general that detail widespread […]

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