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Current Category: Bed Sores In Nursing Homes
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
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 study done by the North Texas Health Care System has revealed that patients have had a bleak outlook whenever they have developed stage four pressure sores. The data suggests that preventing bedsores from developing into stage three or four sores… may be more practical than treating the sores afterread more »
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 »
Nursing Home Lawyers Sees Ongoing Nursing Home Violations Related To Poor Patient Care– Including Improper Pressure Sore Care
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As nursing home lawyer in Chicago… who regularly represent individuals and families in lawsuits against skilled nursing facilities, I am reminded on a daily basis about the ongoing problems facing patients at these facilities. Pressure sores remain not just an inconvenience, but a serious health concern for patients in nursing
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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 …
Absolutely. Bed sores are not a condition isolated to the elderly. In many circumstances, younger patients in nursing homes and hospitals… face many of the same risk factors that their contemporaries encounter: remaining in one position for extended periods of time, being kept in soiled linens for extended periods andread more »
Some of my angriest clients contact me after a loved one was transferred from a nursing home to another nursing home or hospital only to learn of serious medical problems their loved one likely acquired during their original admission.
Of course, breaking disappointing news is difficult for anyone to do.…
Even in large metropolitan areas like Chicago, IL patients in nursing homes, hospitals and other types of senior living facilities… continue to suffer from a medical complication that has been around as long as history books have been written— bed sores.
While some facilities suggest that the development of
Pressure Relieving Devices May Help Reduce Rate Of Pressure Sores In Nursing Home & Hospital 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 toread more »
Without A Prevention Plan, All Nursing Home & Hospital Patients Remain At Risk For Developing Pressure Ulcers
Pressure ulcers are indeed preventable in the overwhelming majority of circumstances. The key is to identify patients who are at risk quickly after their admission to a medical facility and timely– and effectively implement preventative measures such as regular pressure relief and ensuring patients remain clean and dry.
If you’re an adult child of an elderly parent, you may already know that choosing a proper nursing home can be stressful. Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, nurse and author of the blog AgingParents.com…, shares some tips on how to ensure your parent will always remain safe and healthy:
- Get to know the difference between “convalescent
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…
Although the news regarding the horrific physical and emotional impact of bed sores (also called decubitus ulcers, pressures sores or pressure ulcers…) surely is on all respectable medical professionals radar screens, bed sores in nursing homes and hospitals continue to plague individuals in all demographics. In order to improveread 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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The first step in evaluating a bed sore case, is to determine when at what type of facility the bed sore developed. Aside from obviously knowing which facility to pursue a claim or lawsuit against, knowing how the facility is legally categorized is essential to a successful recovery.
Legal classification …read more »
The Administration on Aging, defines elder abuse as the intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult.…
Obviously, using the the government’s definition, many forms of mistreatment- intentional and negligent may be considered
Are the development of bed sores during a nursing home admission an indication of nursing home neglect?
…Caring for nursing home patients is hard work! Caregivers must be dedicated to invest the necessary time and effort to assure the medical, personal and psychological needs of their patients are met. When caregivers fail to provide necessary care, patients begins to suffer. Compared with an affirmative act (such asread more »
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