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Symptoms of bedsores to watch for

Bedsores are a big risk for elderly patients confined to a bed. These sores are also called decubitus ulcers or pressure sores. The skin tissue is damaged because patients cannot move around to get blood circulating through the area. Bedsores are common on the hip, spine, elbows and heels, anywhere that skin presses against the bed for long periods of time. Some patients who use a wheelchair can get bedsores on their feet or buttocks. 

Legal team alleges that suffocating woman was being abused

A woman in a nursing home was only able to breathe well with the help of a breathing tube and a vent system. However, that tube became disconnected, and the entire event was caught on tape. Now, her family and legal team say that the staff was abusing her and letting her suffocate..

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