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Definition of the Pressure Ulcer, Pressure Sore, Bed Sore or Decubitus Ulcer

Definition of Pressure Ulcer, Pressure Sore, Bed Sore or Decubitus Ulcer: A pressure ulcer, pressure sore, bed sore or decubitus ulcer is an area of skin […]


What is the Pressure Ulcer, Pressure Sore, Bed Sore and the Decubitus Ulcer?

Pressure Ulcers, Pressure Sores, Bedsores and Decubitus Ulcers A pressure ulcer is an area of skin that breaks down when you stay in one position for […]


Assisted Living Litigation:  The New Frontier In The Battle Against Elder Abuse and Neglect

Assisted living facilities are rapidly becoming the nursing homes of the future. According to the National Center for Assisted Living, there are over 36,000 licensed assisted […]


Elder Abuse Is the Mistreatment Or Neglect of an Elder or Dependent Adult

Elder Abuse in the State of California can be defined as mistreatment or the neglect of an elder (aged 65 years or older, or dependent adult […]


Bed Sores Are The Largest Annual Insurance Claim Cost Attributed to Medical Error and Neglect

Bed sores — which are always considered to be the result of an error — produced the largest annual error cost, at almost $3.9 billion, followed […]


Decubitus Ulcers, Pressure Sores, Bed Sores:  Some Basic Information

Common Names for Bed Sores: “Bed sores” owe their name to the observation that patients who were bedridden and not properly repositioned, would often develop ulcerations […]


Dehydration In the Elderly Causes Morbidity and Mortality and May Be Deemed Elder Abuse

Dehydration is a frequent etiology of morbidity and mortality in elderly people. It causes the hospitalization of many patients and its outcome may be fatal. Indeed, […]


Decubitus Ulcers, Pressure Sores also known as Bed Sores Will Cause Serious Injury Or Death if left Untreated

Pressure sores must be taken seriously. If left unchecked, a pressure sore can lead to amputation or in the worst case death. Even when well cared […]


A Decubitus Ulcer is a Pressure Sore commonly known as a Bed Sore

A decubitus ulcer is a pressure sore or what is commonly called a “bed sore”. It can range from a very mild pink coloration of the […]


Some of The Factors Which Cause Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers, or Bed Sores

Pressure Sores can Occur Under Certain Conditions There are a number of factors which have been acknowledged as things that put a person more at risk […]



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