Bedsores Resulting From Nursing Home Negligence
There are so many little things that can go wrong for a loved one in a nursing home. You have to keep a careful eye on things like bedsores, which may sound like a minor problem, but can become serious issues very quickly. If your loved one has developed bedsores or pressure ulcers, they are likely not getting the attentive care they deserve and rightfully expect.
At MetroLaw.Com, we believe that negligent nursing homes should be held responsible when they fail to live up to their responsibilities. With over 30 years of experience protecting the rights of victims, our lawyers will work for the rights of your loved one.
The Dangers Of Bedsores
Bedsores are always the result of a nursing home and caretakers failing to provide adequate care. Adequate mattresses must be provided, and patients must be turned in bed regularly in order to avoid sores. Nursing homes are aware of the dangers of bedsores, and they know what must be done in order to prevent them.
Many people do not realize the dangers of untreated bedsores. If a diabetic patient suffers pressure ulcers, they could develop gangrene and suffer amputation. Bedsores that go unchecked can become infected, eat away at bones and, in some cases, be deadly.
It is the responsibility of a nursing home to monitor these symptoms and do everything they can to prevent bedsores and similar concerns. If the negligence of your loved one’s nursing home has led to bedsores that caused catastrophic injuries, your family has every right to seek compensation and hold them responsible.
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