Pressure Injury replaces the term Pressure Ulcer or Bed Sore

June 09, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Pressure Injury Lawsuit   |   0 Comments

For years, we have referred to decubitus ulcers as bedsores, pressure ulcers and pressure sores. The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel has put an end to the ‘ulcer’ language. Instead, the NPUAP wants to call bedsores what they really are — injuries. As of April 2016, the term ‘pressure injury’ will replace ‘pressure ulcer’. The […]

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Gangrene and Pressure Ulcers

May 17, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Gangrene and Decubitus Ulcer Formation   |   0 Comments

Gangrene and Pressure Sores: Is There a Connection? How are gangrene and pressure sores (decubitus ulcers) related? Gangrene is a skin disorder that occurs when blood flow circulation does not reach certain areas of the body. Without essential blood flow, the skin tissue dies and gangrene can take hold in the affected area. This is […]

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3:30 Syndrome and Decubitus Ulcer Sores

March 29, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   3:30 Syndrome Wound,Kennedy Ulcers   |   0 Comments

What is a 3:30 Syndrome Kennedy Ulcer? 3:30 Syndrome wounds are wounds that develop in a matter of hours. The name 3:30 Syndrome derives from the fact that the pressure ulcer was not present during the morning shift, but was open during the 3:30 PM skin integrity evaluation of the patient. These 3:30 syndrome sores, […]

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Decubitus Ulcer Litigation on the Rise

March 13, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   bedsore lawsuit,Doctor Decubitus Ulcer Litigation   |   0 Comments

Decubitus Ulcer Doctor Litigation on the Increase Over the course of the past 30 years, there has been a general rise in litigation against long-term care facilities such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities and hospitals regarding the development of decubitus ulcers. The most common form of preventable skin breakdown is known as the […]

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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 Comments

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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