Having a loved one admitted to the hospital can bring about mixed emotions. Family members certainly want the person to receive the needed care, but it can also be worrisome to consider the possible mistakes that could take place. Unfortunately, hospital negligence can lead to serious issues, like bedsores and even death in some cases.
New Jersey residents may be interested in such a situation that took place in a nearby state. Reports indicated that the daughter of a deceased woman has filed a negligence claim due to believing that the hospital staff were lax in their care of her mother. The mother had been admitted to the hospital for pulmonary disease, and during her time there, she developed serious bedsores. Additionally, she suffered blunt trauma injuries to her head and other areas of her body after falling from her bed while staff members cleaned her.
The woman died 10 days after the fall. The family believe that the bedsores and injuries suffered in the fall hastened the woman's untimely death. The woman was 61 years old when she died. It was unclear what type of compensation the family may be hoping to obtain through the lawsuit.
When bedsores and other issues come about due to hospital negligence, the family of a patient can feel immensely disheartened. When the situation escalates to a point that causes a patient's death, it can be beyond devastating. If New Jersey residents have lost loved ones in such a manner, they may wish to learn more about their legal options for pursuing justice and restitution.