The two most common types of nursing home negligence claims that we handle are bed sore injuries and slip-and-fall injuries. Both types of injuries are frequently preventable if nursing homes provide a high level of care to their patients.
Bed sores in particular are a warning sign that a nursing home patient may not have received proper care. At Bernheim Dolinsky Kelley, we find this completely unacceptable, and we will fight to get you and your family the justice you deserve. Put our significant power and resources to work. Contact us now, and see what Bernheim Dolinsky Kelley can do for you
Bed Sores Arising From Negligent Care
Bed sores, which are sometimes referred to as pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, are affected areas of the skin that develop sores due to constant pressure. Nursing home patients who are bedridden due to age, illness or disability are highly susceptible to contracting bed sores. Since bed sores may turn into open sores and become infected, people who suffer bed sores may suffer serious medical complications or even death.
If you discover that your loved one has bed sores, you should be on high alert. Bed sores are often an indication of substandard care. Patients who are unable to move themselves should be moved every two hours. Proper hygiene also plays an important role in preventing bed sores.
Our attorneys have seen shocking examples of nursing home negligence that have caused bed sores. All too often, nursing home patients are turned infrequently and receive poor assistance with daily hygiene. Some patients are even left to lay in their own feces.
Bed sores often start out with a redness in the skin, followed by blisters, which are followed by open sores or crater-like holes that can expose both tissue and bone. Bed sores are a serious medical risk, which can cause serious injury or death. With proper care, bed sores are often preventable. When patients develop bed sores, nursing home physicians, nurses and staff must provide proper care and take necessary precautions to decrease the likelihood of serious medical complications.
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When families place their loved ones into the care of a nursing home or long-term care facility, they must be able to trust that they will receive proper care and be treated with dignity and compassion.
If you suspect that your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, don’t hesitate— contact an attorney as soon as possible. At Bernheim Dolinsky Kelley, We promise to thoroughly investigate the facts surrounding your nursing home case, and give you an honest and straightforward explanation of your legal options.
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