Our Michigan medical negligence lawyers have significant experience in filing lawsuits against hospital, rehabilitation facilities, and nursing homes for patients who have suffered a Kennedy Terminal Ulcer. This pressure ulcer classification is not medical based and was created by the medical community and their attorneys. It is simply their attempt to avoid liability and responsibility for their neglect of a patient or resident.
The notion that some pressure ulcers are “unavoidable” is more fiction than fact. Almost all pressure ulcers are avoidable with proper observation, care, and treatment. When medical facilities fail to provide required care and pressure ulcer develops, they look for ways to avoid a potential lawsuit. The result was the creation of the term “Kennedy Terminal Ulcer” to describe a sore that develops while a person is dying as somehow this is a natural development of sores during the dying process.
Most interesting is that the Kennedy Terminal Ulcer develops on the coccyx, sacrum, and heels. These are same places where most other pressure ulcers occur due to negligence by a hospital, rehabilitation facility, or nursing care facility staff. By classifying a bed sore as a Kennedy Terminal Ulcer, the medical provider is simply trying to change the real focus of neglect to a natural and unavoidable condition.
Wound care specialists understand that this attempt to classify a bed sore as a terminal ulcer is baseless. This is why the majority if the medical community in general does not subscribe to this theory or use this classification. If someone you know was diagnosed with a Kennedy Terminal Ulcer, you should suspect neglect as the cause of the condition.
Contact Our Michigan Kennedy Terminal Ulcer Lawyers
Contact our experienced medical negligence lawyers immediately to investigate a bed sore classified as a Kennedy Terminal Ulcer. We will review the medical records and photographs to prove the condition was due to neglect and was not an unavoidable occurrence. Call our office today at (800) 606-1717 to learn your legal rights.