After a great deal of deliberation, you have decided to move your loved one into a nursing home in the hopes that they will receive around-the-clock care. However, every time you visit, your loved one is suffering from a bedsore. Bedsores are one of the most common and frequent conditions to affect nursing home residents. … Continue reading Are Bed Sores a Sign of Neglect?
Wrongful death is a civil case between the estate of a deceased nursing home patients and the facility that was entrusted to care for them. Beneficiaries of nursing home patients may pursue these charges if they feel the patient died unnecessarily of neglect, abuse or other actions. Cases where nursing home patients are receiving such … Continue reading How to Pursue Nursing Home Wrongful Death Cases
Bed sores are some of the most common and pervasive ailments to beset nursing homes and their patients across the country. They are dangerous for elderly people as they lead to infection, sepsis and even death. Because nursing home residents are vulnerable, nursing home staff and medical professionals are legally obliged to act quickly and … Continue reading Bed Sore Lawyer and Nursing Home Liability
Can bedsores lead to death? For actor Christopher Reeve, the answer was yes. Best known for playing Superman, Reeve was paralyzed from the neck down in a 1995 horseback riding accident at the age of 42. Reeve quickly became the poster child of spinal cord injury recovery, amazing doctors and the public by beating the … Continue reading Can Bedsores Lead to Death?
Bedsores, also known as pressure sores, pressure ulcers, or decubitus ulcers, are a persistent and common problem affecting nursing home residents across the country. More severe bedsores are associated with higher mortality rates, longer hospital stays, and costly treatment. According to the 2004 National Nursing Home Survey, out of 1.5 million nursing home residents that … Continue reading When Do Bedsores Start?
Those with family or friends in nursing homes like to believe that their infirm loved ones are receiving the consistent, quality medical and nursing care they could not otherwise receive at home. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Take Central Ohio, for instance, where between January 2017 and September 2018 the state Attorney General’s … Continue reading Ohio Nursing Home Investigated Following Abuse and Neglect Allegations
According to a recent investigation by Kaiser Health News and the Chicago Tribune, American nursing homes are failing to prevent bedsores and other infections that lead to sepsis, a severe infection that is deadly if not cared for properly. In all nursing homes, infections often aren’t monitored closely enough to accurately define how many became … Continue reading Investigation Finds Widespread Preventable Sepsis in Nursing Homes
Checking a family member or friend into a nursing home is a hard decision. Once that decision is made, it’s expected that the resident will receive the attention and medical treatment necessary to live out their days with comfort and dignity. This is especially true with veterans from our armed forces. Unfortunately, investigations show the … Continue reading Veterans Affairs Releases Report on VA Nursing Home Abuse