Physicians, Nurse Practitioner Not Liable for Rehabilitation Patient's Pressure Ulcers, Jury Finds
January 21, 2022 | Aging Services Risk Management
During her three and a half weeks at a rehabilitation facility, a patient developed a stage 4 pressure ulcer on her tailbone, as well as pressure ulcers on her heels. In a lawsuit the patient brought against her attending physicians and nurse practitioner in federal court in Massachusetts, the jury has returned a defense verdict, according to an article in the August 2021 Medical Malpractice Verdicts, Settlements & Experts.
Before her admission to the rehabilitation facility, the patient was hospitalized after experiencing injuries from a fall. During her hospital treatment, a catheter...