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Decubitus Ulcer Prevention Requires Policy Changes

Decubitus ulcers are commonly referred to as bed sores. These decubitus wounds form due to patient neglect. Specifically, if a nursing home or hospital patient is left in the same position for too long, their skin will break down and a red spot will develop. This reddened area is known as a Stage 1 decubitus […]

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New Updates to Decubitus Ulcer Staging (from Stage 1 to Stage 4)

Recently, the NPUAP (National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel) changed the way healthcare providers across the country stage decubitus ulcers. The term ‘pressure ulcer’ is now being replaced with ‘pressure injury’, which better designates the description of the wound as an actual injury. Also, decubitus ulcers will now be staged 1 to 4 with Arabic numerals […]

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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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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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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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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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Decubitus Ulcer Information

Synopsis: Another great resource on decubitus ulcers, or pressure sores. Includes preventative measures for avoiding decubitus ulcers. Should be done by all care professionals in charge of patients who are at risk. “Bedsores, Decubitus Ulcer : Definition, Causes, Symptoms, Prevent And Treatment Friday, July 6th 2012. | Skin, Hair and Nails Decubitus Ulcer Definition Pressure […]

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