Bedsores Lead to Man’s Death at Nursing Home

According to the Buffalo News, an eighty-two-year-old New York man named Frank L. Williams did not have bedsores when he left Kenmore Mercy Hospital and entered into a nursing home after suffering from a stroke. Four months after admission to the facility, the retired iron-worker returned to the hospital with seven bedsores on the lower half of his body. The patient passed away two weeks later as a result of cardiac arrest caused by sepsis, according to his death certificate. The hospital records cite that the infections from bedsores could likely be the cause of this sepsis.

The son of Mr. Williams was told by doctors and nurses that his fathers incident was the worst case of bedsores they had ever seen from that nursing home.

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