Questions and Answers About Pressure Sores

Q: What is a pressure sore? A: Pressure sore, bedsore or decubitus ulcer is tissue damage and tissue death caused by pressure on an area, usually by lying in one position without any turning and re-positioning. Q: What causes the skin to break down and die? A: There are four physical factors–pressure, friction, shearing and … Read moreQuestions and Answers About Pressure Sores

Treasure Coast Hospitals Leave a Lot to Be Desired

Treasure Coast Hospitals You’d think that out of four hospitals (counting Martin Memorial and Tradition as one) in the Treasure Coast area, at least one would score better than average on studies by Consumer Reports, Medicare and the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration. No. In fact, they rate in the bottom 20 percent among America’s … Read moreTreasure Coast Hospitals Leave a Lot to Be Desired

When Should You Agree to a Nursing Home Arbitration Clause?

Should You Agree to a Nursing Home Arbitration? Never. Nursing homes put (sneak?) arbitration clauses into their admissions packet for your signature. Do not—do not–agree to that. If the nursing home harms your loved one, the arbitration clause deprives you of a jury trial and prevents you from having your day in court. The admission … Read moreWhen Should You Agree to a Nursing Home Arbitration Clause?

Nursing Home Arbitration Clauses May Be Outlawed

A loved one is going into a skilled nursing facility The admissions director forces the family to sign an agreement that they can’t sue the nursing home for mistreatment or negligence–that the only remedy if the nursing home injuries or kills their loved one is arbitration, not court. In arbitration, the case is decided by … Read moreNursing Home Arbitration Clauses May Be Outlawed

Medical Malpractice and Lying Physician Experts

There is a cultural attitude among doctors to do or say anything to support their colleagues South Dakota doctor just wrote a “confession” for his local paper apologizing for lying on behalf of a physician colleague in a malpractice case. He said there is a cultural attitude among doctors to do or say anything to … Read moreMedical Malpractice and Lying Physician Experts

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