NURSING HOME BEDSORES
Experts tell us that bedsores occurring in nursing homes are nearly always a result of negligence. Older people and physically disabled people are vulnerable to deterioration of their skin condition, but bedsores can generally be prevented by regular turning and by keeping skin clean and dry. Someone who is bedridden should not be left to lie in the same position for long periods of time.
Sometimes, no matter how hard they try to prevent bedsores, nursing home personnel discover the beginnings of decubitus ulcers. Immediate diagnosis and treatment can help these wounds heal before they become larger and pose a danger of infection. For this reason, regular observation can be as important as regular turning and cleaning for preventing small, minor nursing home bedsores from becoming serious.
WE INVESTIGATE THOROUGHLY BEFORE BRINGING ABUSE CLAIMS
When our nursing home abuse lawyers at Odom Law Firm investigate bedsore cases, we often uncover evidence that staffing inadequacies are at the heart of the problem. Namely:
- Improper screening of staff before hiring
- Inadequate training of caregivers
Unsupervised staff members are only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to bedsores. Institutional systemic deficiencies are all too often the ultimate cause of development of bedsores and other forms of negligence and abuse in nursing homes.
Weak or disabled nursing home residents are often unable to help themselves. That is why they have become residents of such facilities. When a nursing home resident is left to lie in his or her soaked garments and feces for long periods of time, bedsores may become so serious as to leave a patient's bones showing through. Failure to prevent, monitor and treat bedsores to this degree amounts to nursing home abuse. Adequate staffing is fundamental to stopping bedsores from developing in the first place and to promoting rapid healing of any skin ulcers from their beginning stages.
NURSING HOME NEGLECT - CONTACT OUR LAW FIRM
Odom Law Firm is not like law firms that advertise on television, take on as many cases as possible and urge clients to accept quick settlements even if they are unreasonable. We are selective about the cases we take on. If we represent you in a nursing home neglect case, our goal will be to maximize the value of your claim. You will know that we are giving your case the attention it deserves.
If you have been injured and are wondering if you have a nursing home abuse or neglect case, contact us online or call our office locally at 479-935-8425 or toll free at 866-935-2070 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers.
Our bedsore and dehydration/malnutrition cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing unless you recover compensation.