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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 Lawsuit Settlement Facts – Average Decubitus Ulcer Case Settlement

April 17, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Decubitus Ulcer Lawsuit,Settlement Value   |   0 Comment

The average Stage 4 decubitus ulcer lawsuit settlement is $250,000 across the country. Nationwide, decubitus ulcer lawsuit settlements total over $65,000,000. Other costs relating to stage 4 decubitus ulcer lawsuits average $125,000 in medical care related to the wound. Obviously, the costs associated with Stage 4 decubitus ulcer lawsuits are extremely high. When a nursing […]

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Atlanta Jury Returns $450,000 Against Georgia Nursing Home

April 16, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Decubitus Ulcer Lawsuit   |   0 Comment

A recent 12/4/12 jury verdict out of Atlanta resulted in a $450,000 jury verdict for a deceased Georgia nursing home resident. The case centered around the nursing home resident developing a stage III decubitus ulcer on his elbow, which then got infected and resulted in a left arm amputation. The at fault nursing home plans […]

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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).  The 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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Medical Malpractice Decubitus Ulcer Verdict

$1,500,000+  MEDICAL MALPRACTICE – NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE – VIOLATION OF RESIDENT’S RIGHTS – FAILURE TO PREVENT AND PROPERLY TREAT DECUBITUS ULCERS – WRONGFUL DEATH FROM BRONCHIAL PNEUMONIA CAUSED BY INFECTED DECUBITUS ULCERS. Palm Beach County, FL (188939) This decubitus ulcer case was brought under Chapter 400Nursing Homes alleging that the defendant nursing home violated 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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$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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Wisconsin Blocks State Nursing Home Investigations from Evidence

February 23, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Decubitus Ulcer Lawsuit,Pressure Sores in Nursing Home   |   0 Comment

The state of Wisconsin passed a terrible tort reform law that harms nursing home resident’s rights. Wisconsin courts will not be able to see or read state investigations into nursing home abuse lawsuits. This hurts residents because it blocks juries from seeing evidence of elder abuse and neglect. This is a step backwards to protecting […]

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“Horrific Care” in Florida’s Nursing Homes

February 21, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Decubitus Ulcer Lawsuit,Pressure Sores in Nursing Home   |   0 Comment

This article discusses the abhorrent condition of Florida’s nursing home industry. The Director of Families for Better Care criticized the for profit nursing home industry in Florida. Specific citations include understaffing the facility to the detriment of the resident. “Graphic inspection reports describe unimaginable resident agony,” Lee explained. “Residents were dropped, bruised and battered. Some […]

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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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My Dad has Pressure Sores… Now What???

Pressure sores in nursing homes and hospitals are preventable. So what do you do when you see that your loved one has a decubitus ulcer (aka bedsore or pressure sore)? 1. Document the injury Take photographs of the decubitus ulcer with your phone or a camera. Make sure to document the wound’s progression. Wounds start […]

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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: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/jury-awards-widow-nearly-2-million-for-husbands-20/nTBgB/#cmComments

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Find Nursing Home Problems in Your State

One of the keys to avoiding decubitus ulcers in nursing homes is to choose a competent facility. This website is a good resource for finding negligent nursing homes; pressure sores and bed sores are often due to negligent care in poorly run nuring homes. Pressure sore lawsuits are the primary way to hold negligent nursing […]

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