A review of recent Google updates revealed that a daughter has sued a nursing home for bed sores incurred by her mother. A bed sore lawsuit is a primary way to achieve justice for a loved one.
A lawsuit was filed in Cook County by the daughter of a woman who died from alleged negligence in a Chicago nursing home. The lawsuit was filed against Jackson Square Skilled Nursing and Living Center and Jackson Corp., the parent company. The woman lived in the facility from July 2013 until her death on October 31, 2013. According to court documents, the woman suffered pressure sores which worsened causing pain and disability. The lawsuit further claims that the facility violated the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act.In this case, the woman died after pressure sores developed and worsened because of alleged negligence.
Pressure sores may start out rather innocently, with a small red mark. However, in the elderly, they can quickly worsen, including near the hips, elbows, lower back, heels, and on the cheeks and ears. This is because pressure (or bed) sores typically occur on the bony areas of the body that are in constant contact with sheets. They can also form in areas where the medical tubing or equipment is continually rubbing on the skin or on skin that is often wet.
Facilities must institute a care plan to prevent a hospital or skilled nursing facility from harming a patient and resident, especially the elderly. Care plans prevent the regularly moving/turning of a patient, and can prevent bed sores.
There are four stages of bed sores, including stage 4, which includes pressure sores that may extend down to the muscle or bone, causing extensive damage. Bone infection or blood infection, sepsis, are common in this stage.