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Severe bedsores create financial risk for health-care facilities

 

Last updated 1/26/2018 at 3:02pm



FALLBROOK – It’s an almost weekly occurrence across the country. Either a nursing home or a hospital faces accusations or lawsuits over patients who develop severe bedsores that lead to extreme suffering or, in some cases, death.

One week it’s a now-closed nursing home in California dealing with its third such lawsuit. Another week it’s a San Francisco hospital facing allegations that staff cuts led to an uptick in the number of fragile patients suffering from bedsores. And on yet another occasion it’s a New Jersey nursing home sued by the family of a woman who died after reported...



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