Bedsores Often Signify Nursing Negligence
Bedsores are one of the most common signs of nursing home or hospital malpractice. These ulcers develop when a patient’s caregivers fail to rotate or reposition them regularly, which allows constant pressure to damage skin, muscles and even bones. Unfortunately, elders are particularly at risk for severe or fatal bedsores.
Nursing homes must be vigilant to prevent bedsores, especially for patients who cannot move easily on their own. When a nursing home fails to provide the right equipment, staffing or consideration to prevent bedsores, Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can help you. If a loved one has suffered bedsores, the nursing home may be liable for nursing home malpractice.
Pursuing A Claim For Nursing Home Neglect
Our lawyers combine more than a century of experience in personal injury litigation which has resulted in more than $100 million obtained, to date, for our clients and are committed to doing everything possible to obtain the best result if a loved one has developed bedsores.
We are able to look into the medical history of patients, understanding any underlying medical conditions, including vascular disorders to determine if the resident was at risk for developing bedsores. From there, we review the nursing home records to determine:
- Why and when did bedsores develop?
- Were they preventable?
- Was a care plan implemented and followed?
The answers to these questions will determine if a loved one was the victim of nursing home neglect.