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Jurors Recognize The Sad Emblem Of Nursing Home Neglect: Pressure Sores

Posted in Bed Sore Lawsuit, Bed Sores, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers & Pressure Ulcers

One of the more difficult social responsibilities that we have is serving on a jury.  In addition to the obvious inconvenience and time away from family and work responsibilities, jurors have the difficult task of determining who to believe in a situation where completely contradictory explanations of an incident are being offered.   At most… Continue Reading

Family Sues Illinois Nursing Home Over Relative’s Death Related To Bed Sores & Infection

Posted in Bed Sore Lawsuit, Bed Sores, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers & Pressure Ulcers, Osteomyelitis

                                          [Caption: The VIP Manor nursing home is one of 35 care centers managed by Cypress Health Care.] The family of a deceased Illinois man is suing the VIP Manor nursing home in Wood River, saying the facility was responsible for their family member’s death. The Madison-St Clair Record reports that Thomas Woodward, 52, was… Continue Reading

Pressure Sores Continue To Be A Viscious Sign Of Neglect At Medical Facilities

Posted in Bed Sore Lawsuit, Bed Sores, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers & Pressure Ulcers, Debridement, Hospital Bed Sores, Osteomyelitis, Sepsis, Stages of Bed Sores

Contrary to what some medical facilities suggest, the development of pressure sores during an admission to a facility is not an inevitable part of getting older or something that simply coincides with some medical conditions.  Rather, pressure sores are overwhelmingly the result of inattentive care on the part of the facility. After all, the prevention… Continue Reading

Gangrene & Osteomyelitis Cited In Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Nursing Home

Posted in Osteomyelitis

The Journal Carrier reported on a recently filed Illinois lawsuit against Jacksonville Convalescent Center involving the death of an 87-year-old man at the facility.  According to reports, the lawsuit was filed based on the poor care provided by the nursing home contributed to the patients death. Despite having multiple medical conditions such as: prior strokes,… Continue Reading

Bed Sores: Not Just A Pain In The Butt– More Like An Uncontrollable Killer

Posted in Bed Sore Lawsuit, Bed Sores, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers & Pressure Ulcers, Hospital Bed Sores, Sepsis, Wrongful Death

  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 pressure sores are the elderly, people who are bedridden, and people with… Continue Reading

Under-Staffing & Under-Funding Alleged In Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit Where Patient Developed Bed Sores

Posted in Bed Sore Lawsuit, Bed Sores, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers & Pressure Ulcers, Osteomyelitis, Sepsis

‘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. The nursing home negligence lawsuit, filed by my colleague Attorney David Terry, is filed on behalf of a… Continue Reading

Even Stiff Fines Can’t Force Nursing Homes To Take Necessary Steps To Prevent Pressure Ulcers

Posted in Bed Sores, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers & Pressure Ulcers, Debridement, Osteomyelitis

When nursing homes take simple, preventative steps such as: turning patients, keeping them clean, and providing adequate nutrition and hydration; they can greatly decrease the incidence of pressure sores at their facilities.  However, even though the preventative steps are well known, many nursing facilities simply fail to implement the necessary care that patients require to… Continue Reading

The Failure To Treat Pain In Paralyzed Patients With Decubitus Ulcers Can Result In Autonomic Dysreflexia

Posted in Bed Sores, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers & Pressure Ulcers

Autonomic dysreflexia (or hyperreflexia) is a dangerous condition that can occur with bed sore patients or patients with spinal cord injuries above the middle of the chest (usually above T-5).  Autonomic dysreflexia occurs when an irritation or pain below the level of the spinal cord injury sends a signal that fails to reach the brain.   Over… Continue Reading

Despite Their Avoidability, Bed Sores Continue To Plague Nursing Home & Hospital Patients In All Demographics

Posted in Bed Sores, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers & Pressure Ulcers, Osteomyelitis, Sepsis

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 improve patient care, bed sore prevention must be… Continue Reading

Bed Sore Problems Compounded: Amyloidosis

Posted in Bed Sores, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers & Pressure Ulcers, Osteomyelitis, Sepsis

One of the nursing home negligence cases my office is currently investigating involves the death of a man related to complications related to amyloidosis.  Turns out, the man was suffering from an advanced bed sore on his coccyx (also called pressure ulcers, pressure sores or decubitus ulcers) that had progressed so far that the bone… Continue Reading

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