Everything listed under: Hospital negligence

  • Hospital Admits Feelings of "Deep Regret" for Patient Who Died from Pressure Ulcers, Implements Supplemental Training

    One hospital has apologized and admitted feelings of “deep regret” after a former patient who developed pressure ulcers passed away. According to the coroner who examined the patient’s body, the death was triggered by the pressure ulcers. The hospital further explained in a statement that the patient had refused care.   Read More...

  • Man Dies from Pressure Ulcer Complications after Hospital Stay, Investigation Pending

    A family is mourning the death of their loved one who died in comfort care after suffering complications from a decubitus ulcer, or pressure sore. According to the coroner’s report, the decedent’s “massive” pressure sore had become seriously infected following a hospital stay. The hospital’s CEO has since apologized to the family for the tragic situation, and an investigation is currently pending.   Read More...

  • Granddaughter Alleges Mistreatment of Grandmother During Final Days Alive at Hospital

    One family member is claiming a hospital did not treat her dying grandmother with the same dignity, respect, and care as staff would treat other patients. The initial assertion of mistreatment was posted on a social media outlet by the granddaughter, where the post went viral. Ultimately, the grandmother was transferred to a different hospital facility, where the granddaughter says her grandmother was finally treated with the respect and care she deserved during her final days.When prompted abou...  Read More...

  • Bedridden Man at Hospital Develops Unstageable Pressure Ulcer, Family Unaware for Months

    One family recently discovered an unstageable pressure ulcer, or bed sore, on their bedridden father’s backside after his admittance to a hospital following. The family had been taking turns visiting their father at this hospital for months without knowledge of the hidden pressure ulcer that had been forming. As a result, their father had developed sepsis, which spread into his bones and blood.   Read More...

  • Son Believes Mother’s Pressure Ulcer May Have Caused Her Death, Hospital Re-evaluates Protocol

    A woman has died after spending over a year in between hospital walls. While in the hospital, the decedent developed a terrible pressure ulcer which exposed her bone and expressed a foul odor. The survived children described their mother as very active before she was admitted to the hospital after breaking her hip in her own home.   Read More...

  • Hospitals Penalized for Preventable “Hospital-Acquired” Health Conditions

    Four hospitals in one state have recently been penalized for “too many preventable readmissions” according to guidelines set by Medicare and Medicaid programs. In exchange for keeping health and safety standards high, many hospitals nationwide receive large reimbursements from the government programs. This reimbursement permits the compensation of medical costs which are not paid for by patients with private insurance.When certain adverse health conditions from patients are present, ...  Read More...

  • Hospital Cited For Staffing Shortage

    A hospital has been cited for a staffing shortage after an unannounced survey took place. The state department of health received a packet from bourses working at the hospital,  notifying them of the staffing shortages.  The hospital has to form a plan of correction in order to be deemed back in compliance.   Read More...

  • Hospital Patient Dies Due To Preventable Pressure Ulcers

    An 86-year-old male hospital patient admitted for a period of 8 weeks after suffering a fall died due to pressure ulcers. The patient was allowed to suffer the bed sores when he was nearly immobile for 8 weeks waiting for a bed to open at a longer care facility.  The coroner blamed the hospital for failing to prevent pressure ulcers that were preventable. The man ultimately died from organ failure due to sepsis.   Read More...