Pressure ulcer (bedsore)
Our 61-year-old client suffered a pressure ulcer (bedsore) during a two-week hospitalization following a surgical procedure. We claimed the pressure ulcer could have been prevented and then, once discovered, should have been managed better to stem its progression. The defendant hospital claimed that our client’s compromised health, malnutrition and immobility made the pressure sore unavoidable. Fortunately, the pressure ulcer and resulting infection did not invade the bone, and as a result our client enjoyed an excellent recovery.