The Plaintiff was in a nursing home for rehabilitation after breaking her hip. Her records indicated that she had a sacral pressure sore that healed. However, the prior pressure sore put her at high risk of another breakdown of the skin in that area. The fatal pressure sore was first noted when the size of a pinpoint. Two weeks later, the wound had become a Stage III bedsore. A wound care specialist debrided the wound.
Nursing home medical malpractice due to inadequate care costs an amputee an additional part of his leg and the ability to be fitted for a prosthetic leg. This case was settled through mediation rather than a jury trial. Understanding the case turns on what witnesses would have testified to in court during a trial.
The plaintiff in this Virginia medical malpractice case was moved from the hospital to a nursing home for rehabilitation after surgery that amputated one leg above the knee. [Read more…]