Savannah Nursing Home Bedsore Lawyers

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.

Common Causes of Bedsores

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:

  • Malnutrition
  • Residents over the age of 75
  • Dehydration
  • Residents who are underweight
  • Dry or rough skin

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 one - Skin around the sore is discolored and feels warm and sensitive to the touch
  • Stage two - The sore looks like a scratch or a blister and begins to crater deeper into the skin
  • Stage three - The crater becomes larger and continues to deepen into the soft tissue under the skin
  • Stage four - The damage from the sore has become irreversible and affects muscle or bone

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.

Complete a Free Case Evaluation form or call 855-856-4212.

Preventing Bedsores

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:

  • Check on residents with severely limited mobility every day
  • Use pillows, foam padding or other pressure relieving devices
  • Make sure residents have dry clothing and bedding
  • Reposition residents to avoid too much pressure on one body part
  • Position residents at a 30-degree angle in bed to reduce pressure on areas susceptible to 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.

Contact our experienced attorneys today by calling 855-856-4212 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation form.

Contact a Savannah Nursing Home Bedsore Lawyer

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:

  • Performance reports and other information about the nursing home staff who were taking care of your loved one
  • An explanation of the steps that were taken to care for your loved one
  • Copies of any previous allegations of negligence against the nursing facility
  • A list of citations, reprimands or other violations against the facility

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.

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About Nye Law Group

The personal injury lawyers at The Nye Law Group have a strong reputation of standing up for the rights of those who have been injured throughout Georgia and South Carolina.

We are committed to fighting for justice and compensation for injury victims who have suffered because of another’s negligence in auto accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and many other situations.

We offer personal injury victims a free consultation to discuss their legal options. YOU OWE US NOTHING UNLESS WE RECOVER COMPENSATION FOR YOU.

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