Bedsores, also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, are common among nursing home residents. More than one in 10 nursing home residents experience this type of skin wound. Some are severe enough to expose bone or become infected.
Caretakers can prevent bedsores in the elderly or disabled by routinely changing the position of the patient. Bedsores, also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, result when nursing home caretakers allow the patient to stay in the same position for prolonged periods.
Hospitals have a duty to make their premises reasonably safe for patients. This includes ensuring that its employees can competently perform their jobs and are safe to be around patients who may be in a vulnerable state.
A man has filed suit against a nursing home after his father's bed sores turned into a widespread infection.
It will come as no surprise to our readers that hospital negligence can injure patients in unexpected but serious ways. A recent story is drawing new attention to these risks after a seemingly improbable situation left an 11-year-old girl with severe burns on 12 percent of her body.
A nurse is facing criminal charges after stealing intravenous (IV) painkillers from patients and causing harmful bacterial contamination in the process. Blake D. Zenner, 42, has admitted to allegations that he stole Dilaudid intended for patients and then concealed his crime by adding saline to IV bags.