pressure sores | Law Firm Newswire

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 24, 2013 – This Texas nursing home case involved the death of a man due to untreated pressure ulcers. “This reported case shocked many. An elderly Texan developed severely infected pressure sores and became dangerously dehydrated, despite being in care at the Gulf Health Care Center – Port Arthur. What was even more disturbing is that he developed them, and died, in a period of less than two months in care,” outlined Brooks Schuelke, an Austin injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP. The nursing home abuse lawsuit statement of claim revealed that just […]


Continue reading full article »

Boston, MA (Law Firm Newswire) April 9, 2012 – Boston Massachusetts nursing home abuse attorney Bernard J. Hamill says families need know that there is a direct correlation between staffing levels and the neglect of elders in nursing homes. Inadequate staffing of nurses and certified nurse aides (CNA’s) lead to pressure sores, dehydration, and medication errors. Staffing shortages are a primary cause of improper charting in long term care facilities. The staffing levels required by State regulations are a minimum standard. Federal regulations state that staffing must be sufficient to provide optimum care. So a nursing facility can satisfy state […]


Continue reading full article »