Everything listed under: pressure sore

  • 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...

  • Nursing Home Resident Dies “Naturally” from Sepsis, Family Suspects Neglect

    The family of a nursing home resident who developed a stage IV pressure ulcer and ultimately died from sepsis is suspicious of neglect. The county coroner is not investigating the death because the death certificate has the cause listed as natural, not suspicious or unusual.  However, the family believes there may have been foul play.   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...

  • Man Dies from Sepsis under Nursing Home Rehabilitation Care, Settlement Awarded

    One man’s death by sepsis following admission to a nursing home rehabilitation center resulted in a generous lawsuit settlement. The decedent had some preexisting medical conditions, such as diabetes and amputation below his knee; however, at the time of admission his body was free from pressure ulcers.Three weeks following admission to the rehabilitation facility, the man was admitted to a hospital where it was determined he developed a stage two pressure ulcer. When he was discharged fro...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies, Facility Files Lawsuit

    A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed for a male patient who died of septic shock at the age of 57. The patient suffered from a massive pressure ulcer.  The facility failed to provide the care necessary to help prevent and heal the wound. “You’re trusting where they’re at that they’re getting the care that they need,” said the deceased patients sister.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Neglect Leads To Lawsuit

    A nursing home patient has died and the family has filed a lawsuit. The patient was neglected and allowed to suffer a pressure ulcer that progressed and was not properly treated. As a result she was taken to the hospital."I remember, distinctly, the surgeon looking at me, and in a very stern voice saying, 'How long have you known about this,' as if I was the one providing for her care.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Officials Warn Of Increased Risk Of Pressure Ulcers

    Health department officials are warning patients and their loved ones to be alert regarding pressure all servers. Increased temperatures can in turn increase the risk of pressure ulcer development. Patients and their loved ones are asked to alert careurs regarding the development of pressure ulcers if they believe they are beginning to develop."Pressure ulcers can happen to anyone, but commonly affect people who are confined to bed or sit in a wheelchair for long periods of time," acco...  Read More...

  • Former Nursing Home Employees Charged With Neglect

    Two former nursing home employees have been charged with neglect of a nursing home patient. The patient was transferred to another facility for a pressure ulcer on his heel, and was found to be pale and covered in vomit upon admission.  An investigation ensued to discover what was wrong with the patient.“Upon further examination of the Foley catheter the nurses discovered that the balloon of the catheter had only been inserted approximately 1 1/2 to 2 inches int he penis and the infla...  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...