Roberta Murphy: She Left Her Nursing Home With Infected Bed Sore And Later Died

Posted on behalf of Jeff Pitman on January 26, 2011 in Nursing Home Abuse
Updated on April 24, 2024

Milwaukee, WI A woman who suffered from a Stage 4 decubitus ulcer received a settlement after receiving care from a Milwaukee area home health company.

Attorney Jeffrey Pitman of Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice, S.C. settled the case on behalf of a home health patient who was cared for by home health nurses and aides. The staff allowed the resident to acquire a stage-4 pressure sore on her coccyx which later became infected. The exposed wound left the base of her spine exposed and required a skin flap graft to cover it. The state of Wisconsin documented that the nurse did not contact the residents’ physician when called by the home health aide to report the patient was screaming in pain. The case settled without trial.

Negligence at nursing homes is unfortunately, a very common occurrence in Wisconsin. Our team of personal injury attorneys have many years of experience successfully handling lawsuits against these organizations and the insurance companies that they use. We understand the tactics that are often employed and have a vast amount of knowledge that we have acquired via handling these cases, which we can apply to your case if needed. Our nursing home abuse lawyers are compassionate to your specific situation and have the experience to fully litigate your claim.

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