What Injuries at Nursing Homes Can Be the Basis For A Lawsuit?

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VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: What we see commonly in nursing homes is where the patients are ignored, so the residents are not moved. This is a common situation where the residents are not moved, and they develop what’s called decubitus ulcers. It’s like a blister at first, and then it bursts, and then the skin—and with old people, the skin is thin anyway, and so then the skin is going to wear away. So, the ulcer then becomes infected, and then a lot of times, the infection travels to the blood. That’s called sepsis, and you get infected blood, and that can be fatal to an older person. The other thing, of course, are falls that are ignored or falls that are allowed to happen, so those are really two of the key things that happen in nursing homes. 

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