Everything in your questions raises questions of serious neglect. You will need Ohio counsel to assist. 1. Bed sores are inexcusable and indicate that you mother was not turned or her care properly supervised. 2. Infections can occur but you should be informed. To determine whether or not the infections were managed correctly a complete review of the records are necessary. The issues are (a) were the infections diagnosed promptly and (b) once they were diagnosed, were they treated appropriately.
Only a complete review of the entire medical record will allow any attorney to properly answer you questions. However, the care and treatment of your mother should be reported to the State.
Only a portion of the question could be responded to. The issue as to the interaction between the employer and medical director and treating physicians is unclear.
Provided you execute a HIPAA compliant authorization for the release if her records, the hospital should release a complete set of her hospital records to you. In NY, the next of kin is permitted to obtain the records under the Public Health law. I would imagine Ohio has a similar rule, though you may want to pose this question to Ohio attorneys. In general, infection cases are very difficult to win as there is always a risk of infection with any wound. I'm sorry for your loss and wish you the best if luck.
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As my colleagues have advised, you should obtain a full copy of your mother's medical records and consult with a medical malpractice attorney. After they review the records they can advise you if the standard of care was breached.
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First and foremost, sorry for your lost. As a former nurse, I have witness situations like your mom's first hand. This is very common in our nation's hospitals and its wrong. Because of your mother's age, serious precautions should have been taken by the health care personnel. They failed! You should contact a medical malpractice attorney in your area to help you get compensation for your lost. Sorry that your mom had to go through this tough situation. We pray for strength for you and your family. God bless you!
There are federal statutes that apply to bed sore cases and to the leek of nursing an hospital neglect that your mother went through. You need to hire counsel in Ohio to investigate the case have it reviewed by an expert and then to file suit.
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