Negligent Wound Treatment

Rick was admitted to a hospital for surgery and then readmitted when he developed surgical complications. During this second hospitalization, he developed a Stage III pressure sore which he still had when he was discharged. He was seen by a wound clinic and then admitted to another hospital for debridement of the wound.

Rick was admitted to a hospital for surgery and then readmitted when he developed surgical complications. During this second hospitalization, he developed a Stage III pressure sore which he still had when he was discharged. He was seen by a wound clinic and then admitted to another hospital for debridement of the wound. His wound was on his way to recovery when he was transferred to a third hospital for continued healing.

Because of this hospital’s failure to use an ordered wound vacuum system, failure to provide Rick with a pressure-relieving bed surface, failure to reposition him, failure to provide him with adequate nutrition and hydration, and failure to provide him with ordered TED hose, his pressure sore became much worse, and he developed a deep vein thrombosis and acute renal failure.

Rick retained the Law Office of David M. Jamieson; his case was resolved to his satisfaction.