When A Nursing Home Resident In Your Family Suffered From Bedsores
For nursing home residents who are confined to a bed or a wheelchair developing pressure sores (bedsores) is a major concern. Bedsores can be very serious, and preventing them is a key part of a healthy, full life for nursing home residents.
At the Law Offices of Gary Osborne & Associates in Toledo, we stand up for the rights of nursing home residents and their families in the Toledo metro area, as well as in communities such as Sylvania. We aim to hold nursing homes accountable for injuries resulting from their negligence.
With more than 30 years of experience, we know that nursing home injury cases are emotional for everyone involved. As experienced attorneys, we provide compassionate service and effective representation. Request a free consultation to learn more.
Representation For Long-Term Care Residents Who Have Developed Pressure Sores
Contrary to what a nursing home may tell you, bedsores are not inevitable. With proper care, they are preventable. In fact, there are federal regulations stressing the importance of prevention. As with nursing home falls, preventing injuries from pressure sores starts with an accurate assessment of the resident’s risk factors. Some of these factors are:
- Nutritional needs
- Ability to feel sensation (for example, those with paralysis cannot feel the discomfort that would ordinarily cause them to shift position)
- Diabetes or diabetic neuropathy
To prevent bedsores, nursing home staff must take proper precautions, such as using air mattresses, rotating residents with limited mobility and addressing dietary needs. When bedsores develop and are left untreated, they can become infected and result in sepsis, amputation or even death. We will investigate all aspects of your specific situation and give you an honest assessment of your legal options.
Reporting Nursing Home Abuse
If your loved one has developed bedsores or an infection related to bedsores, speak with our experienced attorneys as soon as possible. To schedule a free consultation, contact our law firm online. You can also call our Toledo office at 419-842-4062.