Does Your Nursing Home Neglect Case Involve Bedsores?
Having an elderly parent or incapacitated loved one in a nursing home is difficult for the entire family. It can be painful to know your family member cannot care for him or herself and must rely on the help of nursing home staff, nurses and doctors. However, words cannot describe how it feels to find out that your family member has been so severely neglected by the nursing home professionals that he or she has developed bedsores.
Understanding Pressure Sores
Bedsores, also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers are serious, painful and progressive wounds. These can result in major infections and many times require hospitalization. These injuries can occur/worsen when a negligent staff member:
- Fails to turn the patient regularly
- Fails to tend to the patient’s complaints
- Fails to identify and aggressively treat bedsores
- Fails to transfer to a hospital upon onset of gangrene or sepsis
Bedsores can occur on many parts of the body such as elbows, hips, heels, sacrum, pelvis, coccyx or any other bony protrusions. When a patient is not rotated regularly, blood flow can be cut off from these body parts and bedsores appear shortly after. If you notice anything resembling a bedsore on your loved one, it is important to document the injuries, insist upon medical attention immediately, and call a personal injury attorney to learn about your legal rights to compensation.
Caring And Effective Legal Representation
At the Law Offices of Michael R. Kaiser, we understand that not only are bedsores painful, they can also be humiliating for the victims. Not being able to care for oneself is difficult to deal with. But knowing that those who are supposed to provide care will not or did not adds an additional layer of grief.
As an experienced personal injury and elder abuse lawyer, Mr. Kaiser can help your family understand if you have a legal claim against the nursing home facility. He has been practicing law in California for more than 40 years, and knows where to look for evidence of neglect, how to document it, and how to work with insurers for a fair settlement on your behalf.
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There is simply no excuse for the negligence that causes bedsores in nursing home patients. You owe it to your loved one and your family to bring a claim for compensation. This sends a strong message to nursing home facilities that elder abuse is not okay and it will not be tolerated. Contact our Palm Springs bedsore attorneys at 760-322-0806 to learn more about your legal options.