Sometimes Bed Sores in a Nursing Home Patient Aren’t Discovered Until They are Taken to a Hospital
By Nursing Home Law Center
Some of my angriest clients contact me after a loved one was transferred from a nursing home to another nursing home or hospital only to learn of serious medical problems their loved one likely acquired during their original admission.
Of course, breaking disappointing news is difficult for anyone to do. Yet, in the case of nursing homes – this is something they simply are required to do under the law. Similarly, nursing homes must notify the patients doctor if their condition deteriorates.
I see many cases where there is no doubt an intention on the part of the original facility to cover up change in condition – but also injuries related to situations involving improper care.
This situation of a dangerous condition being discovered only after the patient was transferred to a hospital was highlighted in a recent lawsuit filed against an Illinois Nursing Home, Alhambra Care Center. Part of the lawsuit alleges that the patient lived that the nursing home with multiple health problems, but the staff at the facility failed to notify the family of the conditions.Related Information
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