Bedsores are one of the most common signs of nursing home neglect, and they can cause severe pain and life-threatening infections. These lesions can easily be prevented if nursing home staff members are properly caring for residents with severe mobility limitations.
If your loved one has developed bedsores because of nursing home abuse, you may be entitled to compensation for medical care, pain and suffering, and other expenses. The Savannah nursing home bedsore lawyers at The Nye Law Group have years of experience holding negligent nursing homes liable.
Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your claim. We proudly work only on a contingency fee basis, which means we are not compensated unless you receive compensation first.
Call The Nye Law Group today at 855-856-4212 to review your claim.
Bedsores are common injuries for nursing home residents with very limited mobility, including those who are bedridden, confined to wheelchairs or cannot move around without help. Other risk factors include:
These injuries are caused by constant pressure that restricts blood flow to skin and tissue. Lesions often appear on areas where bone is right below the skin, including ankles, heels, elbows, tailbone or shoulder blades. Sores develop in four stages, including:
Stage three or four bedsores can cause serious infections, sepsis, bone and joint damage, and possibly death.
Nursing home staff should closely monitor residents with mobility limitations in order to prevent bedsores, otherwise they could be found liable for nursing home abuse.
If your elderly loved one developed bedsores because of nursing home negligence, contact our Savannah nursing home bedsore lawyers to fight for maximum compensation.
The key to preventing bedsores is making sure residents shift around every few hours so they are not in the same position for an extended period of time. Staff should also pay special attention to residents with severe mobility limitations and take these steps to prevent bedsores:
Failing to take these steps is a sign of neglect or an understaffed nursing home where staff members do not have time to help residents reposition themselves. In either case, the facility could be found liable for nursing home abuse, and you could be entitled to compensation.
Contact the skilled Savannah nursing home bedsore lawyers at The Nye Law Group to discuss your claim. We have won fair compensation for many victims of nursing home abuse.
If you discover that your loved one has developed bedsores, alert the nursing home immediately so the injury can be treated.
Your next step is to call our Savannah nursing home bedsore lawyers to discuss your claim. Your elderly loved one should not have to suffer serious injuries because of a lack of monitoring or care at a nursing home.
We will conduct a thorough investigation and obtain all the relevant documentation to bolster your claim, including:
Our experienced Savannah nursing home bedsore lawyers know how to spot nursing home abuse no matter how hard nursing homes may try to deny it or cover it up.
We want you to get all of the compensation you are entitled to the preventable injuries your loved one suffered. We offer a free initial consultation and we do not get paid unless you recover compensation first.
Contact us today by calling 855-856-4212.