Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers: Man Found With Sores and Maggots on Feet

As nursing home abuse lawyers , it is not often that we are shocked by a case of abuse or negligence. Every once in a while, however, we come across a story that is so disturbing, that it’s hard to imagine any type of care facility allowing their care to become so lax. On Tuesday, September 20, 2011, a 67 year old man was taken to the Via Christi Hospital in Kansas for chest pains. The doctors discovered that the resident of the Deseret HealthCare and Rehabilitation center had open sores and maggots on his feet. The police were called and the victim told them that he was being mistreated at the facility. Facility Shows Poor Track … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse Lawyers: Elderly Woman Escapes Abusive Caretaker

As elder abuse lawyers, we want to increase the awareness of elder and nursing home abuse and hopefully help prevent the elderly from falling victim to all different forms of elder abuse. We want to encourage people that, even if they find themselves being taken advantage of physically, mentally or financially, it is never too late to escape the abuse. If you are not being taken care of or treated with dignity and respect by a caretaker, it is time to escape the situation. By alerting someone you trust, you can take the first step towards bettering you’re situation. Do not be afraid to call 911 or an ambulance if you need medical attention … [Read more...]

Bed Sore Attorneys: When Untreated, Pressure Ulcers are Deadly

An elderly South australian woman, Barbara Piro, died at age 91 after she was left alone while her daughter took a vacation. The woman shared a home with her daughter, Susan Piro, in Adelaide, Australia prior to her death in 2008. The daughter is a practicing nurse who had provided and cared for her mother for nearly twenty years before she elected to travel to the United States. Susan Piro left food and water next to her mother's bed when she departed for America on October 16. Bed sore lawyers say that only one week later, Barbara Piro was dead due to infected bed sores and a broken ankle. Elderly Woman Could Have Been … [Read more...]

Bed Sore Lawyers: New Beds to Limit Pressure Ulcers?

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto has uncovered some startling facts that could lead to a diminished number of pressure ulcer injuries and decreasing healthcare costs. Bed sore lawyers say that an investment in pressure-reduction mattresses should alleviate the stress on the skin of elderly patients in hospitals and nursing home facilities across the country. Although bed sores are often overlooked, they pose a significant danger to elderly individuals. Inexpensive Solution to an Expensive Healthcare Problem On average, research has shown that the process to upgrade to pressure-reduction mattresses would … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Discuss Bed Sores – Stage IV

This is the fourth and final post in a series detailing the differences in the stages of bed sores. Our professionals represents clients all over the New Jersey and Philadelphia region with bed sore related injuries and is writing this series to inform the patients and their families about the different stages of bed sores, and their legal rights. This post is about Stage IV bed sores, the most serious and deadly stage. Are Stage IV bed sores preventable? Stage IV bed sores are horrifying wounds that cause incredible damage to the health of a person. If you or your loved one has a Stage IV bed sore that is currently not being treated, … [Read more...]

Bed Sores – Stage III

Our professionals handles bed sore cases of varying degrees throughout the New Jersey and Philadelphia region. In the previous two blog posts within this series, we have discussed stage I and stage II bed sores. Unfortunately, most cases that we are involved in typically involve Stage III and Stage IV bed sores, the most serious and dangerous types. Again, it is unfortunate to see our clients and families ailing from such an easily preventable, yet painful, and deadly condition. What is a Stage III Bed Sore? Stage III bed sores are incredibly serious and need immediate attention, as healing bed sores that progress past Stage II is … [Read more...]

Bed Sores – Stage II

The Mininno Law Office serves patients and families affected by bed sores in the New Jersey and Philadelphia region. Typically, these bed sores and pressure ulcers are caused by nursing home neglect and abuse. This is the second post in a series of four that will describe the stages of bed sores. It is important to know the bed sore stages as laid out by the Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. This post covers the second evolution of bed sores, Stage II. What Happens if Stage I Bed Sores Are Not Treated Promptly? Typically, once a Stage I bed sore develops, medical professionals are attentive and realize the danger that the patient is in. The … [Read more...]

Bed Sores – Stage 1

Bed sores and pressure ulcers, 99% of the time, are indicative of nursing home abuse. Usually, bed sores are classified as a Stage I, Stage II, Stage III, or Stage IV, but many of our clients do not know what the difference is between these. This blog post, and the following three in this series, are aimed at informing nursing home abuse victims, and their families, about their injuries and what they can do about it. Bed Sore Stage Classifications – Stage I Stage I bed sores represent the first stage of bed sores, and should serve as a warning sign to medical professionals and family members. Patients with Stage I bed sores typically … [Read more...]

Bed Sore Attorneys Get Justice for Philadelphia Girl’s Death

Danieal Kelly was a 14 year old handicapped girl who died a horrific and painful death after she was neglected by both her family and social service agencies. Bed sore attorneys say that in 2006, at the time of her death, the young girl weighed only 42 pounds. Kelly had not attended school in years and she could not walk or talk. In a time that she needed help the most, she was provided none. She was forced to spend almost all of her time in the same position, in the same bed, she had limited medical care, was often times not given sufficient food or water, and she suffered from severe, maggot infested bed sores. Defendants in Kelly Neglect … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse Leads to Severe Weight Loss and Bed Sores

Robert Rogers, 44, was arrested this month for the elder abuse of his mother Connie Rogers, 66, who died on May 27, 2011. He is being charged with manslaughter and vulnerable adult abuse. Connie Rogers, who was living with her son, was bedridden and completely dependent. Moments before his arrest, Robert Rogers told a reporter that his mother had died of natural causes, he said: "She died in the living room -- watching a movie … She was thin but she had been thin along time. I’d get her Burger King and McDonald's whatever she wanted...I wanted her to live.” Woman Died in Messy Home Too Weak to Move Even though he is claiming that she … [Read more...]