Posted on Monday, June 20th, 2011 at 5:36 pm
A 63-year-old man from Staten Island was recently awarded $5.4 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit against Staten Island University Hospital.
According to the lawsuit, the man suffered severe bed sores after being admitted to the hospital for brain dysfunction. The man, who is a Vietnam veteran, contracted bed sores on his buttocks, genitals, mouth, and ankles. The man also had bed sores near his lower spine. Doctors applied topical creams to the sores, but the man soon contracted a hip infection from a sore that exploded. He was left unable to walk and currently uses a wheelchair.
A jury awarded the man damages for medical expenses and mental and physical anguish. Reports have indicated that Staten Island University Hospital will appeal the decision.
If you or someone you love has suffered bed sores due to the negligence of a hospital or nursing home, please contact the New Jersey bed sores lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., at 800-346-5529.
Posted on Monday, May 16th, 2011 at 2:11 pm
A lawsuit was recently filed against a Maine hospital after one of its patients died of untreated bed sores.
The 60-year-old woman was undergoing surgery at the hospital following a stroke. According to the lawsuit filed by her husband, the woman suffered bed sores on her backside from the hospital’s beds that were left untreated by employees of the hospital. The bed sores then became infected with fecal matter, which led to the woman’s death.
The lawsuit is claiming that the hospital displayed gross negligence in its actions. The woman’s husband is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
If you or someone you love has suffered bed sores while staying at a hospital or nursing home, please contact the New Jersey bed sores lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., at 800-346-5529.