Multiple Bedsores at Nursing Facility
Lucy was a 92-year-old resident who acquired multiple bedsores at a nursing facility over a three-year residency. The facility failed to reposition and turn Lucy, failed to maintain her nutrition and hydration, and failed to monitor her for other falls and injuries, leaving a fracture untreated for weeks. Although she survived, she suffered immensely. What should have been a short stint in a nursing facility turned into a 6-month ordeal between several nursing facilities and hospitals.