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COVID-19 Legal Immunities Shield Nursing Homes From Accountability

Published on Jun 11, 2020 at 2:26 pm in nursing home negligence.

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Given the congregate nature of nursing homes and the fact that many residents have underlying medical conditions that result in compromised immune systems, long-term care facility populations are at a high risk of being affected by viruses like COVID-19. This is why strong infection prevention and control are critical to protect residents and healthcare workers.

How to Protect Your Loved One from Neglect in a Nursing Home

Published on Oct 18, 2018 at 12:55 pm in nursing home negligence.

When we place the care of our elderly loved ones into the hands of a nursing home, we have to trust that the facility will care for them in ways we cannot. Unfortunately, many nursing home residents do not receive the care they need or are owed. As a result, many seniors end up with preventable injuries, or worse.

If you believe your loved one is being neglected, you can take legal action on their behalf. At McMath Wood P.A., our Little Rock nursing home abuse lawyers are prepared to guide you in the direction towards justice.

You may be uncertain as to whether or not your loved one is being cared for properly. Signs of neglect do not always manifest themselves the way signs of abuse do. This is why it’s important to understand what neglect it, how to recognize it, and what you can do if you’re loved one isn’t being cared for properly.

Pressure Ulcer Healing and Prevention Tips

Published on Oct 9, 2018 at 12:47 pm in nursing home negligence.

Everyone has heard of the term “bedsore”.  Medical care experts refer to bedsores and decubitus ulcers as pressure ulcers.  Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment continue to be huge issues in hospitals and nursing homes.  Many people are aware of the danger of pressure ulcer development in nursing homes but are not as aware that this is a major concern for patients in hospitals, particularly if they are immobile. McMath Woods has handled numerous pressure ulcer/bedsore cases, including one against an Arkansas hospital resulting in a jury verdict of 1.5 million dollars.

Hospital pressure ulcer cases are unique as staffing and reporting requirements can differ from nursing home cases.  As our population is aging and life expectancy is increasing, longer acute care hospital stays seem to be occurring.  These longer acute care hospital stays increase the risk of pressure ulcers.  Pressure ulcers have been defined by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) in conjunction with the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) as localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear.

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