Q: How to find a Attorney who will protect the rights of a patient who is handicapped in ICU and misdiagnosis and care
My son has been in two hospitals for a total of three months. He is handicapped mentally and delayed. The doctors still can not diagnosis the reasons for his fever spikes. He has gone on a downward medical path. He acquired a collapsed lung, 3 pneumonia, bed sores and with all the testing the doctors aren't finding out the underlying cause. He stopped talking and they don't shave him. Had to have his expanding bed sores debrided 3 times. They released him prematurely this week to a sub acute facility only to have them send him back because he was not ready. With all this improper care I feed he needs protection and someone has to be responsible for these events that are causing him to decline
A: You need to call around and attorney cannot call you as that is called solicitation. That being said the best part of the case is probably the bed sores or non/mis diagnosis. Bed sores should never occur in a patient that cannot move themselves. Generally bed sores occur because of the following acts of negligence:
The staff does not move the patient at least once every two hours
The hospital does not use pressure-relieving mattresses
The staff does or did not provide cushions to relieve some pressure
Too much moisture and the staff does or did not change the clothes and bed sheets of the patient enough to reduce said moisture
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