Sunday, September 1, 2013

Avoidable vs. Unavoidable Pressure Ulcers: A Summary of the Federal Regulations

Pressure sores, also known as pressure ulcers and bed sores, develop in the elderly and infirm when range of motion is restricted and limited. Pressure sores can be devastating injuries, and are frequently the subject of litigation against nursing homes and hospitals. In most circumstances, a well developed plan of care can avoid these complications. This article discusses when pressure sores are deemed preventable under Federal Regulations.

This article was published in Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy  in September 2013.