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Current Category: Bed Sore Lawsuits
A former resident of the Calvin Johnson Care Center in Belleville, IL is suing the facility for $100,000, according to the The Madison Record. The plaintiff, Robert McLean, claims that Calvin Johnson allowed several painful decubitus ulcers to develop during his stay.
The Record …does not state the length of
Outpatient Surgery— Why Even Relatively Healthy Patients are at Risk for Developing Pressure Sores During Recovery
A resident of Peoria went into St. Anthony’s Medical Center in Rockford for surgery to repair bilateral fractures in the spring of 2003. A year later, he died from complications due to pressure sores after losing the lower part of his left leg as part of the effort to keep…read more »
Two families have recently filed separate bed sore lawsuits against the Madison Manor nursing home in Richmond, Kentucky, saying the facility provided grossly inadequate care for their relatives.
The first lawsuit, filed May 11 by Donna Anderson, says Madison Manor let a severely infected bed sore …develop on her late
A settlement was reached this month between Houghton Lakeview— a nursing home— the state of Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services and the family of Jean Rudolph, who died in 2008 from complications due to stage four pressure sores… while under the care of a Houghton Lakeview owned home.read more »
In Bryan, Texas, a family is suing Assisted Living Operator Rose Rodriguez for neglect, saying she ignored severe bed sores… that led to a relative’s death. According to WTAW-TV, Rodriguez is being charged with three counts of aggravated perjury, as well as felony theft. The report from WTAW did notread more »
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…Without much objection, bed sores have become an accepted way of life at some nursing homes. Today, patients, families and caregivers at some nursing homes view the development of bed sores as an inevitable part of the aging process.
To the contrary, the majority of circumstances when a patient develops
Pressure sores (also referred to as bed sores, pressure ulcers, or decubitus ulcers) are an all too common and painful problem for nursing home residents.
Most pressure sores are preventable and are caused by faulty care where the nursing home or hospital does provide adequate care to prevent and treat bed sores. Patients vulnerable… to developing
Under-Staffing & Under-Funding Alleged In Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit Where Patient Developed Bed Sores
‘Under-staffing’ and ‘under-funding’ are just several of the underlying reasons alleged to contribute to the development of a patient’s bed sores (or decubitus ulcers, pressure ulcers or pressure sores) during an admission to a Missouri nursing home.
Sick patients, that’s why they go to nursing homes…
The subject of theread more »
An Illinois man is suing the Walnut Grove Village nursing home in Grundy, Illinois, for $50,000, according to the Morris Daily Herald. The plaintiff, Dwayne Mickelson, says that the nursing home neglected and abused his mother, Ethel, on two counts.
A disabling hip fracture…
The first count alleges that Walnutread more »
A former patient at Beaumont’s Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital has sued two of the hospital’s doctors, claiming that they delayed treatment and caused unnecessary complications, including a stage 3 bed sore.
According to the Southeast Texas Record, …Ronald Lee Phillips, Sr. was admitted to Memorial Hermann on Oct. 29,
A Sacramento, Calif. judge has decided that a civil suit alleging abuse at a local nursing home should go to trial, Patch.com reports.
Death attributed to UTI…
The plaintiff, Dennis Lee Haney, said in a complaint that Eskaton Properties, Inc. was responsible for the early death of his mother, 78-year-oldread more »
ManorCare Named In Wrongful Death Lawsuit After Patient Developes Pressure Sores During Nursing Home Admission
With more than 500 locations in 33 states, ManorCare remains of the largest nursing home chains in the country. From a financial standpoint, ManorCare is clearly a very profitable operation. In 2006, the last year its profits were disclosed, ManorCare earned $167 million from $3.6 million in sales. In 2007,…read more »
Family Of Disabled Man File Lawsuit Against Chicago Nursing Home After He Develops Pressure Sores During Admission
The family of a man with a spina bifida has filed a lawsuit against Tower Hill Healthcare Center, alleging the facilities neglect resulted in the man’s physical injury and deterioration since he was admitted to the facility.
According to the lawsuit, the man was admitted to Sherman Hospital (a Chicagoland…
When people actually see the gruesome photos of rotting flesh on a person’s backside hear about the ongoing medical procedures that are necessary to heal the wound, they begin to understand the real impact of this medical condition.
Along these lines, an obviously compassionate jury awarded the family of a…
Effie Tutor, a former caregiver at Kirkland adult family home (Washington) was sentenced to 31 months in prison for her role in the neglect-related death of a resident at the facility where she worked. The conviction stems from the mistreatment of 87-year-old Jean Rudolph, who developed pressure sores that progressed…read more »
What are some common defenses used by nursing homes and hospitals in lawsuits involving pressure sores?
While most pressure sore cases may appear to be the result of negligence and complete disregard for the medical needs of a patient— and any resulting claim would want to speedily resolved by the facility. The fact remains that many cases involving the development of a pressure sore (similarly referred…read more »
Is $28 Million In Punitive Damages Enough To Punish A Nursing Home That Allowed Patient To Develop Infected Pressure Sores?
Well according to a California jury, the answer is ‘yes’. $28 million is the amount of punitive damages the jury awarded in the elder abuse and wrongful death case (Sacramento Superior Court) against Colonial Healthcare of Auburn and its parent company Horizon West of Rocklin.
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Nursing home neglect and medical malpractice alleged in wrongful death case involving the development and advancement of decubitus ulcers during admission to nursing home and hospital
Philadelphia jurors have spoken in a case involving the development of decubitus ulcers during a hospitalization and deterioration during a subsequent stay at a nursing home. Not only did they speak up, but the jurors stood up in a loud way, slapping $5 million in punitive damages on top of…read more »
Without a doubt, staffing is the number one predictor of the the type of care patients in nursing homes, hospitals and assisted living facilities will receive. High-tech medical equipment and expansive medical facilities mean nothing without a team of properly trained personnel to tend to patient needs.
Under-staffing blamed for …read more »
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