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Articles Tagged with bed sores

Our Chicago Nursing Home Injury Attorneys are honored to have been selected by hundreds of families to prosecute nursing home negligence cases on their behalf.  While indeed every case is unique, there are distinct fact patterns that these cases tend to follow.  At Nursing Home Injury Laws, we have compiled the applicable state statutes and regulatory agencies for families to research their particular situation in the privacy of their home.

In addition to links to important resources, new materials have been added to the site discussing topics related to common types of nursing home injuries.  Of course, no family can anticipate the need for such information, their is a growing library of materials and articles on the following topics:

  • Bed Sores / Pressure Sores
  • Every quarter, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) releases its list of nursing homes thoughout the state that have received violations during facility surveys or inspections.  Many of the nursing home surveys can be accessed via the IDPH website where the public is invited to view the circumstances behind the violation.

    Safety deficiencies

    Admittedly, some of the violations relate to deficiencies that arguably do not pose an immediate threat to the safety of patients.  However, a closer review of the surveys reveals the prevelence of dangerous conditions at nursing homes in Illinois.  Disturbing conditions such as: bed sores, falls resulting in injury or death to patient, medication errors and physical abuse are consistently found at some facilities.

    A hospital in Armidale, Australia says it might have a way to stop Stage 1- and 2 bed sores from ever happening.

    Bed sores, or pressure ulcers, often occur within hours of a hospitalization. Elderly patients are especially susceptible to developing pressure sores, due to their thin skin.  But the Armidale Rural Referral Hospital says it’s found a way to halt bed sores – at least for elderly patients with hip fractures.

    Extra cushioning on heels and buttocks