Bed Sore Prevention May Require Nursing Homes To Obtain Pressure Relieving Devices For Their Patients

As a lawyer who sees a significant number of cases where nursing home or hospital patients have developed bed sores (also referred to as: pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers) during a short or long-term admission, I feel as though the most progress has been made with respect to new technology in the utilization of pressure relieving devices.

Occasionally, we see long delays between the implementation of the pressure relieving devices from the time that they were originally ordered by the doctor.  Sometimes the delay is based on the fact that the facility may be inadequately stocked with the devices.  Yet in other situations, facilities may claim that such devices are too expensive.

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