Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Claims Lawyer
One of the signs of neglect in nursing homes is the appearance of bedsores. Also called pressure sores or ulcers, these painful skin lesions are caused by prolonged positioning when confined to a bed. Bedsores are considered preventable when adequate care is provided. Unfortunately, many residents in nursing homes are inflicted with bedsores caused by poor care, abuse or neglect. Residents and their families may be eligible to seek legal claims against nursing homes for neglect if they have pressure ulcers.
Preventing bedsores should be a priority for personnel at nursing homes. It is well known that those who are bedridden or have limited or no mobility are susceptible to pressure ulcers. To prevent these lesions from occurring, patients need to be turned and repositioned to alleviate pressure on the same areas. They also need adequate nutrition and hydration to help maintain healthy skin and tissue. When pressure sores are present, it is a sign of negligence in care and a cause for concern.
Dangers of Pressure Sores
Pressure sores are not only very painful for the patient, but they also put the health of the patient at risk. Once a bedsore develops, it can be difficult to heal. There is a risk of infection, which can lead to serious complications such as septic shock or sepsis. In severe cases, a patient with pressure ulcers may be at risk for death if the infection is not controlled. They may need extensive wound care, hospitalization and surgery to treat their bedsores. This is unacceptable, especially when the condition is caused by neglectful care from a nursing home.
If you or a family member have dealt with pressure ulcers due to poor care or neglect at a nursing home, you may be eligible to seek compensation for injuries. Our compassionate legal team at Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law urges you to contact us to discuss your claim. If we take your case, we will aggressively fight on your behalf to obtain restitution and damages for the injuries caused by negligent nursing home care. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.