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Where There is Smoke, a Lawsuit is Possible

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND


Smoking is known to hinder wound healing, yet most wound care practitioners fail to document any smoking cessation discussion or education.



Dr Nancy Collins

Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND


The daughter of Mrs. Bradley* was barely able to contain herself while giving her deposition. She was sobbing from a place deep in her heart as she retold the story of how her mother lost her leg. Her mother started limping, and they realized she had an “opening” in the skin on the bottom of her foot. Despite treatment, the wound grew in size and became infected. It soon became apparent that she was facing an amputation.