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Manor Care Lawsuit Information – Suing HCR ManorCare for Nursing Home Neglect

March 26, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Manor Care Lawsuit: Settlement & Verdict   |   0 Comment

Manor Care Lawsuit Information – Who is Manor Care? Manor Care is a national, for-profit nursing home chain that manages nursing homes in 32 states. Manor Care nursing homes operate under various names, including but not limited to HCR ManorCare nursing homes, Heartland Manor Care nursing homes and Arden Court Manor Care nursing homes. The […]

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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 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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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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Debridement of Decubitus Ulcer Wounds Using Carbon Dioxide Laser Debridement

February 11, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Ulcers   |   0 Comment

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1355784/ Interesting article discussing the benefits of laser debridement of pressure sores (decubitus ulcers) using carbon dioxide, followed by an immediate skin flap closure. The wound care surgeon’s article also has pictures of the various stages of decubitus ulcer, both before and after surgical debridement

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“Paper thin skin” leads to Pressure Sores??

February 07, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Ulcers   |   0 Comment

We hear this in bedsore lawsuits all the time — the patient had “paper thin skin” and this is why they developed pressure sores. This is a cop out excuse by the corporate-run nursing homes. If a hospital patient or nursing home resident has “paper thin skin”, they should receive extra pressure relief. This focused […]

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What is a Pressure Sore (Decubitus Ulcer)?

February 05, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Ulcers   |   0 Comment

A decubitus ulcer (or pressure sore or bedsore) is a wound that develops when a person puts pressure on an area of their skin for an extended amount of time. Most people are able to shift their position and relieve the pressure on their skin. However, many nursing home and hospital patients are unable to […]

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How much is my Decubitus Ulcer case worth?

February 04, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

This is a tough question to answer. To determine the true value of a pressure sore lawsuit, you need to consult a nursing home neglect attorney. Fill out the information to the right and a nursing home neglect lawyer will get back to you promptly. Factors that matter in determining how much a bedsore case […]

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