Bedsores from Nursing Home Abuse in Prescott
Protecting the Rights of Abused Elders
When a person is under nursing home care, it is quite likely that his or her mobility is impaired. When a person has impaired mobility, he or she may be unable to move freely or regularly while he or she is in a bed or wheelchair. This means he or she requires the assistance of nursing home staff to ensure he or she is turned and moved sufficiently each day. When this goes overlooked, bedsores can develop. Bedsores that are left untreated can result in very serious infections and death.
If your loved one died as the result of a bedsore infection, the skilled Prescott nursing home neglect lawyer from The Carman Law Firm, can help. We provide compassionate and effective legal services to families who have been affected by nursing home negligence.
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Bedsores are also called decubitus ulcers and pressure ulcers. They form on parts of the body where weight is applied while in bed — such as the spine, hips and heels. When pressure is applied to the skin on these pressure points, skin is damaged due to insufficient blood supply. There are four stages of bedsores. If a sore is identified and treated, the person can recover. When a sore is left untreated and progresses to stage four, blisters can form and eventually crack open. The sores can lead to sepsis, which frequently results in death.
Families that experience a loss due to this type of elder abuse can experience a range of emotions. They may feel anger toward the nursing home that allowed such neglect to occur. Bedsores are often the result of understaffing. With a growing number of nursing home residents and an insufficient staff, proper training, treatment and care can be overlooked. Most bedsores are entirely preventable, and negligent people should be held accountable.
Our Prescott nursing home abuse lawyer strives to help your family through this as compassionately and effectively as possible. We understand that you are going through a difficult time. We can take on your legal worries, giving you the opportunity to move through the grieving process. If you need help with a wrongful death claim that arose from untreated bedsores, you can turn to us with confidence.
If your loved one died because of untreated bedsores, you could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact us today and request a free consultation with our Prescott personal injury lawyer.