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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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Virginia Jury Awards $3 million in Pressure Sore Verdict

March 14, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Pressure Sore Verdict,Pressure Sores in Nursing Home   |   0 Comment

Pressure Sore Lawsuit Verdict in Virginia – $3 Million Recently, a Virginia jury awarded $3 million in a pressure sore lawsuit. The Plaintiff, Roger McCraney, developed two Stage IV decubitus ulcers while in a Virginia nursing home. Mr. McCraney suffered from late stage dementia and was unable to reposition himself in his wheelchair. The Virginia […]

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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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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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Repositioning in Wheelchair Prevents Pressure Sores

Nursing home / hospital staff are required to turn and reposition patients in wheelchairs. Recently, the Mayo Clinic came out with tips on how to prevent pressure sores in wheelchair-bound patients. These helpful tips can prevent skin breakdown and avoid decubitus ulcer infection (what is a decubitus ulcer?) Here are the preventative steps to stop […]

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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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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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