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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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Society’s Share of the Cost of Bad Nursing Home Care – Big Medicare & Medicaid Bucks

Think only insurance companies pay for medical treatment associated with decubitus ulcers? Think again. A recent consumer research study reveals the following alarming nursing home abuse and hospital┬ápatient neglect facts: 75% of nursing home residents will suffer a fall at some point. In a 100 bed facility, on average, there are 100-200 falls per year. […]

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Decubitus Ulcers in Hospitals – A sign of Hospital Patient Neglect

April 30, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Can I sue a Hospital for Pressure Sore?,Decubitus Ulcer in Hospital   |   0 Comment

Decubitus ulcers in hospitals should not occur. Hospital decubitus ulcers have been declared a “never” event in American healthcare; meaning the US government determined hospital decubitus ulcers should never occur. Hospital Decubitus Ulcers Hospitals are acute care facilities; they are supposed to provide the highest amount of care to their patients. Decubitus ulcers form when […]

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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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Pressure Sore Prevention Plan implemented in Hospitals

Decubitus Ulcer Prevention Chart in Hospitals Decubitus ulcers in hospitals are a no no. American hospitals recently implemented the chart on the left in an effort to prevent pressure sores. The pressure sore flow chart diagram offers insight into the steps a hospital nurse or doctor should take to prevent bedsores in hospital patients. The […]

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Decubitus Ulcers in Hospitals

Decubitus ulcers form in elderly hospital patients when they are neglected for days at a time. This is a major problem in American hospitals. This article analyzes a recent government study into the real costs that pressure sores have on our health system. Bedsores are more than just hazardous to the patient’s health, they also […]

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Nurses Highlight Hospital Bedsore Issue

January 15, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Can I sue a Hospital for Pressure Sore?,Decubitus Ulcer in Hospital   |   0 Comment

Synopsis: The importance of preventing decubitus ulcers was highlighted in an awareness week dedicated to the issue of pressure sores. Bedsores can affect up to 10 percent of patients admitted to hospitals. “A LOCAL group of nurses highlighted the importance of preventing pressure ulcers last week and organised a dedicated Awareness Week. The week involved […]

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