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Chicago Area Decubitus Ulcer Nursing Home Victim’s Story

A recent Chicago Illinois area nursing home is under fire, facing serious elder neglect accusations involving the development of pressure sores (decubitus ulcers) in an elderly quadriplegic resident. Nicholas Simotes was admitted to the Walnut Grove Village nursing home in Morris Illinois because he needed total assistance with his activities of daily living. This included […]

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What is a Coccyx Decubitus Ulcer?

April 24, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   coccyx decubitus ulcers,Decubitus Ulcer - Death   |   0 Comment

Decubitus Ulcer on the Coccyx – Coccygeal Decubitus Ulcer What is a coccyx decubitus ulcer? A coccyx decubitus ulcer is a pressure sore on the patient’s tailbone, right above the butt crack. Coccyx decubitus ulcers develop due to patient neglect. Decubitus ulcers on the coccyx are typically caused because a patient is left sitting in […]

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Osteomyelitis in Decubitus Ulcers

March 15, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Decubitus Ulcer - Death,Infected Pressure Sore   |   0 Comment

How do I Know if there is Osteomyelitis in a Decubitus Ulcer? Osteomyelitis (bone infection) is common in patients suffering with decubitus ulcers. Common diseases associated with osteomyelitis in decubitus ulcers are dementia, bed bound or wheelchair bound patients, and patients who have received insufficient nutrition or hydration. Other common co-morbidities of decubitus ulcers infected […]

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ICD 9 Decubitus Ulcer Codes

March 10, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Decubitus Ulcer - Death,Decubitus Ulcer in Hospital,Decubitus Ulcer Lawsuit   |   0 Comment

DECUBITUS ULCER ICD 9 CODES ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions (like decubitus ulcers). ICD-9-CM 707.00 is the base billing code for decubitus ulcers (pressure sores). ┬áThe following medical billing ICD 9 codes are specific to decubitus ulcers and their locations on the patient’s body: […]

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What is an Ischial Decubitus Ulcer?

What is a decubitus ulcer on the ischium? The ischium is the back lower portion of the hip bone. A decubitus ulcer is a breakdown in the skin, also known as a pressure sore or bedsore. In other words, ischial decubitus ulcer is medical jargon for pressure sores on a patient’s buttocks. Often times, staff […]

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Dingwall care home and GP criticized over woman’s death

January 20, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Decubitus Ulcer - Death,Infected Pressure Sore,Ulcers   |   0 Comment

Synopsis: An 87 year old woman’s death was due to preventable decubitus ulcers, or pressure sores. The flesh had rotted away down to the bone because of the bed sores, according to the police report. The nursing home will be held liable for their negligence. “A care home and local GP practice have been criticised […]

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