If a patient develops pressure-related injuries (commonly known as pressure ulcers or bedsores) during hospitalization, it can be a serious matter. Pressure injuries are often preventable, and their development may raise questions about the quality of care provided.

If you believe that nurses failed in their duties and that this failure led to the development of pressure injuries in a patient, it's important to address the issue promptly. Here are some general steps you might consider:

  1. Document the Situation: Gather information about the patient's condition, the timeline of events, and any interactions with the nursing staff. Document the development of pressure injuries and any signs of neglect.  Take photos and/or video of the injuries.

  2. Communicate with the Medical Team: Talk to the medical staff, including the nurses involved, about your concerns. It's possible that there may be a misunderstanding or that they are unaware of the situation.

  3. Speak with the Nurse in Charge: If you are not satisfied with the initial response, consider discussing the issue with the nurse in charge or the nursing supervisor. They may be able to address your concerns and take appropriate actions.

  4. Contact the Patient Advocate or Ombudsman: Most hospitals have patient advocates or ombudsmen who can help resolve issues and ensure that patients receive appropriate care. They can act as intermediaries between patients and healthcare providers.

  5. Review Hospital Policies: Familiarize yourself with the hospital's policies regarding patient care and safety. This information can be valuable when discussing your concerns with the healthcare providers or administrators.

  6. Consider Legal Advice: If your concerns are not addressed and you believe there is negligence or malpractice, you may want to consult with a legal professional who specializes in medical malpractice. They can provide advice based on the specific details of the case.

Remember that legal processes and regulations can vary, so it's crucial to seek advice from professionals familiar with the laws in your jurisdiction. If you're directly involved in the situation as a family member or caregiver, your priority should be the well-being of the patient. If you're a healthcare professional, it's important to work within the established channels to address concerns and improve patient care.

You can reach Nursing Malpractice Lawyer J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo by dialing his direct number at (786) 272-5841, calling the main office at (305) 461-1095, or Toll Free at 1 (866) 71-CLAIM or email Attorney Gonzalez-Sirgo directly at [email protected] or by text at (305) 929-8935.

J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo
J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, P.A.
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