Everything listed under: pressure ulcer

  • Assisted Living Patient Wound Untreated, Amputation Required; Facility Settles

    An 87-year-old patient was, at all times relevant while at an assisted living facility, at high risk for falls due to a history of falls, physical impairments, and associated functional deficits, among other medical conditions and limitations.On August 22, 2012, the assisted living facility left the patient unsupervised and unattended and permitted her to fall. The patient was found on the floor and complained of severe pain in her left leg.The patient was transported to the hospital, where she ...  Read More...

  • Paralyzed Patient Develops Stage IV Sacral Pressure Ulcer, Nursing Home Settles

    At all times relevant while under the care of the nursing home from 9/24/08 until 9/29/08, a 92-year-old female was at high risk to develop pressure ulcers. Specifically, she was entirely dependent on the nursing home’s staff for all aspects of her care, due to paralysis in both legs, contractures in both arms, limited range of motion in all limbs, weakness, incontinence of bowel and bladder, severe cognitive impairment, history of CVA, and foot drop.On 10/15/08, a stage II pressure ulcer was fi...  Read More...

  • Patient Dropped, Sustains Fractures & Pressure Ulcer, Later Assaulted; Nursing Home Settles

    An 88-year-old patient was known at all times relevant by the nursing home staff to be a high fall risk due to a history of falls, psychotropic drug use, decline in mental status, and a history of CVA with hemiparesis and contractures.  The patient was totally dependent on the nursing home’s staff for her activities of daily living and for mobility, including transfers, for which she required the assistance of two staff members and the use of a mechanical lift.  Due to the CVA, t...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Falls, Sustains Injuries, Develops Pressure Ulcers; Nursing Home Settles

    A 73-year-old male nursing home patient had a high fall risk and the danger of sustaining injury during sliding board transfers, of which the nursing home was aware. On November 7, 2012, the patient fell at the nursing home facility when a single CNA was transferring him using a sliding board. After the November 7, 2012 fall, the nursing home was to ensure that the patient would be assisted during all sliding board transfers by two members of the nursing home’s staff and that a gait belt would b...  Read More...

  • Pressure Ulcer Wrongful Death Arbitration Leads To Generous Award

    A 76-year-old nursing home patient was at high risk of developing pressure ulcers. Specifically, she was non-ambulatory, could not stand, was weak in her lower extremities, had spastic paralysis of her left arm, and developed contractures of both hands and her left elbow. The patient was also incontinent of bladder and bowel and required extensive to total assistance from staff for all aspects of her care, including turning and repositioning in bed.The patient was admitted to the defendants&rsqu...  Read More...