Everything listed under: sepsis

  • 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...

  • Nursing Home Resident Dies from Sepsis, $1 Million Awarded for Damages

    One nursing home was ordered to pay $1 million in damages following arbitration for a resident that developed a pressure ulcer and later died of sepsis. According to court records, this resident was ordered by a physician to begin using a low-air mattress after a pressure ulcer was revealed. The air mattress reportedly arrived to the facility eight days after the order was made.Court records also revealed other reasons why the pressure ulcer may have continued to deteriorate under the facility&r...  Read More...

  • New Bill Proposed Would Punish Short-Staffed Nursing Homes

    One state lawmaker is proposing a bill that may increase quality patient care in nursing homes. Currently, there are no federal regulations for establishing how many caregivers must be employed at a nursing home facility. Some patient advocates and regulators believe the low employment and under-staffing translates to poor care for patients.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies from Gangrene and Sepsis, Family Makes Plans to Sue Facility

    A family makes plans to sue a nursing home facility two years after their loved one, an 84 year old Army veteran, died in the facility’s care. The family’s attorney stated that the veteran could no longer take care of himself. “It appears the nursing staff was not able to take care of him, either,” the attorney said. “While in this nursing home for just a period of weeks, they were not cleaning him.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Staffing Levels Affect Sepsis Rate Experienced In Patients

    Nursing homes with lower staffing levels in one state experience a higher rate of sepsis in their patients. Patients suffer from sepsis caused by pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and bedsores. These illnesses often come from patients being bed rdden.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies Of Septic Shock

    A nursing home with a previously settled wrongful death lawsuit has another claim against it. The widow of a former nursing home patient has filed a lawsuit claiming negligence led to her husband's wrongful death. Over the course of a year and a half, her husband contracted scabies 7 times and suffered multiple urinary tract infections.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Neglect Leads to Lawsuit

    A lawsuit has been filed by family members of a nursing home patient who suffered multiple serious injuries due to neglect. The injuries include sepsis, dehydration, malnutrition, and failure to administer correct medications properly. The family is seeking an award of at least $50,000.  The lawsuit sites violations of the state's nursing home care act where the facility is located.   Read More...

  • Husband Files Lawsuit Against Nursing Home For Wrongful Death Of Wife

    A deceased patient's husband has filed a wrongful death lawsuit citing neglect of his wife while she was a patient at the defendant's nursing home facilities. He claims that she was allowed to suffer pressure sores and wounds on her body. Sepsis was contracted through the sores and she ultimately died of a heart attack.  The husband is claiming that his wife's death was avoidable if she had received better care.   Read More...

  • Patient's Death Brings Lawsuit By Son

    A man plans to sue a nursing home because they failed to provide a safe environment and supervision for his elderly and mentally disabled father. When his father was being admitted into the nursing home facility, he was categorized as at risk for developing bed sores and infections. During his stay there were no records of his skin condition being checked.   Read More...