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Medical Malpractice Lawyers See Increase In Hospitalizations Related to Pressure Sores

Pressure sores can develop in any patient who is immobilized for a lengthy period of time, but 72% of patients who develop the sores are over 65 years of age. It is for this reason that bedsores are thought to be a medical concern for the elderly only. Anyone who…

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Can a hospital be pursued for medical malpractice when a patient develops bed sores during a hospitalization?

Some hospitals have forgotten that they have a duty to both tend to their patients' acute condition as well as their overall medical care needs.  As the largest organ in the body, hospitals must remember to take care of the patient’s skin.  When skin care goes ignored, hospital patients are…

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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…

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Where can I learn more about the laws applicable to people who develop bed sores in nursing homes or hospitals?

Nursing Home Injury Laws ( is a website devoted to the legal rights of those who suffered an injury, such as bed sores (pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers), during an admission to a nursing home, hospital or assisted living facility. Nursing Home Injury Laws provides a national compilation…

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What legal action can be taken if a bed sore developed during an admission to a long-term care facility?

If you or a loved one developed a bed sore during an admission to a long-term care facility (assisted living facility, nursing home or group home), your first step should be to get appropriate medical care for them.  After medical care is obtained, you may wish to file a complaint…

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