Pressure ulcers and decubitus ulcers, sometimes referred to as bedsores, are a result of pressure on the skin reducing blood flow in the area. Without the appropriate blood flow, the skin dies and an ulcer may form.
Pressure ulcers and decubitus ulcers are major medical complications that should not occur. In fact, Medicare refers to them as a “never event.” Essentially, this means that Medicare will not pay for medical services for a pressure ulcer or decubitus ulcer.
If you or a family member have been a victim of a pressure ulcer or a decubitus ulcer, contact the Pittsburgh law firm of Patberg Law Firm to discuss a potential nursing home or hospital claim.