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Patient admitted to trauma ICU for spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia. Healthy young individual (under 30), no prior health issues. Spinal surgery to stabilize spine, no complications. Stage II sacral pressure ulcer forms within 14 days in trauma unit, impacted with fecal matter (according to attending's report). Rapid deterioration to stage IV with MRSA and osteomyelitis. Hospital stay prolonged, rehabilitation delayed due to pressure wounds. Doctors talk of potential plastic surgery, wounds may never completely heal. Wound currently 10-12cm diameter, 4-5cm deep.
These adverse events occurred in a municipal hospital. Initial notice of claim filed. Patient still under care of facility so records cannot be released yet for evaluation.
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