Bedsores: A Clear Sign Of Nursing Home Negligence
Charleston Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer
When you entrust your elderly loved one to a nursing home facility, you expect a certain level of care. When that loved one develops bedsores it can be a sign that the nursing home is negligently caring for your relative.
At the Law Office of Mark C. Tanenbaum, P.A., we can help you understand your options and obtain fair and just compensation for your loved one’s injuries. Contact our Charleston law firm to speak with an attorney who understands nursing home neglect and abuse cases.
How to Determine If Your Loved One Has Bed Sores
Bed sores, also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, occur when an immobile patient is not turned over at regular intervals. These sores develop at the pressure points where the bones push against the bed, such as at the hipbone or elbow. The skin will deteriorate at these points, leaving open sores that can lead to infections and possibly even death.
It is imperative that nursing home employees turn invalid patients at regular intervals to prevent these sores from forming. If they do form, it is equally important that the bedsores are discovered and treated rapidly to prevent further harm. If you notice bedsores on your relative, it may be a sign of negligence on the part of the nursing home.
Attorneys With The Experience and Knowledge You Need
With more than 40 years of personal injury and nursing home negligence experience, we can help you to determine if the bedsores are a result of nursing home negligence.
Our firm has a registered nurse on staff who will investigate the circumstances of your loved one’s injuries. We will analyze the specifics of your case, including medical records, in order to determine if the nursing home was negligent in caring for your loved one. Our team of experts will work to get you just compensation.
Get In Touch With Us Today
Call 843-737-6279 to discuss your nursing home negligence case. It costs nothing to speak to us about your case. If we accept your claim, we will do so on a no-recovery, no-fee basis.