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Nursing Home Negligence: Man Has Leg Amputated Due To Infected Bed Sores

Posted in Abuse In Chicago Nursing Homes & Other Communities Within Illinois, Bed Sore Lawsuit, Bed Sores, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers & Pressure Ulcers

A nursing home negligence lawsuit was recently filed in Chicago’s Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of a disabled man who suffered the amputation of his leg following the development of bed sores during his admission to a Joliet, IL nursing home. The lawsuit alleges that Hillcrest Nursing & Rehabilitation Center was negligent in the… Continue Reading

Family Settles Bed Sore Lawsuit Against Chicago Nursing Home

Posted in Abuse In Chicago Nursing Homes & Other Communities Within Illinois, Bed Sore Lawsuit, Bed Sores, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers & Pressure Ulcers

I can’t imagine a more difficult decision than selecting a nursing home to care for loved one. While family and friends may visit when then can, the truth is that when a family member is placed under the care of skilled nursing facility, the individual’s care is surrendered to the staff at the facility—as it… Continue Reading

$12 Million Bed Sore Verdict Is A Mixed Blessing For Family

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

There’s a misconception that when a person receives a large verdict in a personal injury or medical malpractice case the person becomes wealthy overnight. Aside from the fact that the individual presumably suffered some type of loss in the first place and was merely being compensated for those losses by a jury– the fact is… Continue Reading

All Bed Sore Cases Are Automatic ‘Money In The Bank’? Right? Wrong!

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

It would seem that patients who have been neglected in nursing homes to the point that they are suffering from pressure sores would be an easy case to prove. However, that is not always the case. First off, the large conglomerates often own these nursing homes and have teams of legal counsel that are very… Continue Reading

Nursing Home Abuse? Or Perfectly Adequate Care? Is There Any Way To Reconcile The Divergent Views Of Juries & Investigators

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

We’d like to think that beauty of our jury system is that it allows reasonable people to hear evidence about a dispute and render a rational decision based upon the evidence presented.  After all, the people on the jury are in the best position to render a fair and impartial decision— right?  Similarly, if a… Continue Reading

Jury Awards Family Of Deceased Nursing Home Patient $3.2 Million In Response To Bed Sore Lawsuit

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

Bed sores are a progressive complication that can afflict any immobile patient in a nursing home or other type of care facility.  When bed sores (also referred to as: decubitus ulcer, pressure ulcers or pressure sores) develop, the open wounds expose the patient to a risk of complications including infection of the surrounding tissue, bone… Continue Reading

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

Elder Abuse Lawsuit Seeks Damages From Facility That Failed To Monitor & Treat Wounds

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

At some point during the processing of placing a loved one in a nursing home, families must rely on the representations made by facilities as to the type of care that they are capable of providing. Representations made in promotional materials and through staff at the facility are frequently a determining factor in facilities selecting… Continue Reading

Are allegations of poor nursing home care really cause for concern?

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

A steady stream of news headlines highlighting problems at nursing homes across the county is an ongoing concern amongst families with loved ones at facilities.  After a while, I see first hand how the barrage of discouraging new stories begins to rattle the confidence of families have placed in the facilities that they have selected… Continue Reading

Bed Sore Prevention Is An Ongoing Process For All Nursing Home Patients

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

Upon entering a nursing home, staff must conduct an assessment of various aspects of patient needs in order to assure the best possible care.   Federal law requires that part of the assessment incorporate both a skin assessment to determine if the patient has any existing pressure sores and to develop a plan of care… Continue Reading

Medical Facilities Need To Identify Pressure Sores As They Develop

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

We spend a bit of time here discussing how nursing homes and hospitals need to create and implement pressure sore preventative measure for their patients. But what happens when a pressure sore begins to develop on a patient? Even assuming that facilities have taken all of the necessary precautions in implementing pressure sore preventative techniques,… 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

Lawsuit Blames Nursing Home, Management Company & Staff Doctor For Patients Decubitus Ulcers

Posted in Abuse In Chicago Nursing Homes & Other Communities Within Illinois, Bed Sore Lawsuit, Bed Sores, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers & Pressure Ulcers

  When it comes to the prevention of decubitus uclers, it very much is a collective responsibility of all parties involved. As opposed to other medical complications that can be traced to the poor care or decision making of one person, situations where a person has developed decubitus ulcers during a nursing home admission are… Continue Reading

Nursing Home Management Comapny Ordered To Pay $2 Million For Pateint’s Death

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

A jury in Georgia has ordered the management company of a nursing home to pay $2 million in compensatory damages to the estate of a woman who died at a facility they operated.  Shortly after entering jury deliberations, the jury ordered Subacute Services, Inc., the operator of Rockmart Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to pay the… Continue Reading

Family Blames Nursing Home For Mother’s Infected Pressure Ulcers & Death

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

A pending wrongful death lawsuit in Georgia, claims that a nursing homes poor care resulted in the development of pressure ulcers.  It is alleged that the pressure sores  eventually became so infected that they necessitated the amputation of the woman’s leg and eventually caused her death. Like many families, the deceased woman’s daughter brought her mother… Continue Reading

Bed Sore Verdict Against Assisted Living Facility & Home Health Care Agency

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

I never served on a jury before.  So I’ll have to imagine how difficult it is to serve as the decision-maker in a pending case.  Particularly when evidence is presented by skilled lawyers, I imagine there must be an element of second-guessing both the sincereity of the witnesses and lawyers involved. In trials involving the… Continue Reading

Jury Punishes Hospital With Verdict In Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Where Patient Developed Bed Sores During Admission

Posted in Bed Sore Lawsuit, Bed Sores, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers & Pressure Ulcers, Hospital Bed Sores, Medical Malpractice

Have you seen a bed sore?  If you haven’t, advanced bed sores are truly horrific conditions that are perhaps the most gruesome example of institutional neglect. However, particularly when there are photographs of a gaping wound on a patient’s buttocks or heels, many of these cases seem to miraculously get get resolved prior to when… Continue Reading

Tennessee Court Helps Establish Standard Of Care In Nursing Home Negligence Cases

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

An important court decision Tennessee Supreme Court decision helps clarify what is necessary for injured parties to prove their care in a nursing home negligence lawsuit.  The case stems from the lawsuit initiated by Kimberly S. French, the daughter of Martha S. French.  Ms. French brought a wrongful death case against the Stratford House nursing home… 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

Families Must Educate Themselves When It Comes To Bed Sores Acquired In A Nursing Home Or Hospital

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

From both a medical treatment and legal standpoint, families coping with a situation where a loved one has acquired a bed sore in a nursing home or hospital are quickly faced with difficult questions. Let’s face it, no one expects a loved one to acquire a bed sore.  When notice is received, most families are… Continue Reading

Jury In Nursing Home Abuse Trial Doesn’t Buy Argument That Patients Bed Sores Were ‘Unavoidable’

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

We recently discussed a pending wrongful death trial in Texas where the family of a deceased nursing home patient has been pursuing a civil claim against the skilled nursing facility where the bed sores allegedly developed and advanced to the point that the wounds became infected. After just a day of jury deliberations, the jury… Continue Reading

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