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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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“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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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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