A lawsuit was filed against a nursing home following the allegations that a patient was permitted to develop a pressure ulcer, causing significant pain to the patient and eventually death. According to the lawsuit, the patient was labeled as high risk for developing pressure ulcers when she was admitted to the facility. The lawsuit continues to state that a pressure ulcer developed on the patient’s ankle, causing an infection which allegedly killed the patient just weeks later.
“[The patient] depended completely on the defendants for responsible pressure ulcer and wound prevention and treatment, to include care as basic as turning and re-positioning,” the plaintiff’s attorney stated. The attorney continues by stating that the facility has faced numerous past allegations of improper pressure ulcer prevention and treatment. For more, read the story.