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Tag: patient safety

Understanding Surgical Errors

Jun 4, 2024
Introduction Surgical errors are a critical issue in healthcare, affecting many thousands of patients each year in the United States alone. These errors can cause life-altering disabilities, and in many...

Pressure Sore Risk in Nursing Homes

Dec 7, 2023
Pressure sores, also referred to as pressure ulcers or bedsores, manifest as injuries to the skin and underlying tissues due to prolonged pressure on specific areas of the body. Pressure...

The Week In Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: November 10, 2023

Nov 10, 2023
In an effort to raise awareness of neglect and abuse inflicted upon nursing home patients across the United States, we will periodically publish a composite of recent events reported by...

The Week In Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: October 24, 2023

Oct 26, 2023
In an effort to raise awareness of neglect and abuse inflicted upon nursing home patients across the United States, we will periodically publish a composite of recent events reported by...

The Week In Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: October 13, 2023

Oct 17, 2023
In an effort to raise awareness of neglect and abuse inflicted upon nursing home patients across the United States, we will periodically publish a composite of recent events reported by...

How To Contact Your Nursing Home Ombudsman

Oct 5, 2023
A nursing home ombudsman serves a critical role in ensuring patient safety and protecting patient rights. But many families with loved ones in a nursing home do not know how...

How To Research A Nursing Home’s Staffing Levels Using Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare’s Website

Sep 7, 2023
Introduction Choosing a nursing home can be a complex and emotionally challenging process. Most all nursing homes claim they provide great care and are able to meet a prospective patient’s...

Inadequate Employee Screening Puts Nursing Home Patients At Risk

Aug 17, 2023
Federal regulations specifically prohibit any form of patient abuse or neglect. Yet tragically, some form of nursing home abuse, including sexual assault, is inflicted upon patients by nursing home employees...

Bed Sores: Answers To Common Questions

Jul 27, 2023
Introduction As a law firm that represents victims of nursing home and hospital neglect, we are often consulted when patients are allowed to develop painful bed sores. Many have been...

Why Pressure Sores Are So Common in Nursing Homes

Jul 21, 2023
Introduction Pressure sores are potentially life-threatening injuries which too often develop in nursing homes. Pressure sores are not inevitable and can be prevented with diligence. In order to prevent pressure...
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