Nursing home neglect caused bed sores ?
Bed sores are a major risk when one stays in bed, or is seated for the better part of the day. The risk is greater for residents of a nursing home. If proper care is administered by the staff at the nursing home, the risk of bed sores is minimized. However, if a resident develops bed sores, it can be a case of nursing home neglect. Federal law states that nursing homes are responsible for the wellbeing and safety of their residents. If a loved one has bed sores after being in a nursing home for a while, they may be liable for damages.
At The Meehan Law Firm, we have vast experience in handling cases of bed sores in nursing home across the country. In case your loved one is suffering from bed sores, you have the right to initiate legal proceedings against the facility they are staying it. Call us now for a no strings attached, free consultation. Explain to us your situation and we will provide the required legal guidance.
What Are Bed Sores and What Causes Them
As mentioned, if a person spends an extended period of time in one position, there is a risk of an ulcer developing on the area where the pressure is. These pressure ulcers are also known as bed sores. The staff at the nursing home is responsible for ensuring any resident doesn’t stay in the same position for a long time. This is especially true for residents with limited mobility. They need help to move around. The U.S. National Library of Medicine is an excellent source of information about bed sores.
The staff is trained to ensure bed sores and other similar problems do not happen. If they do, it is a case of nursing home neglect. In this situation, you are eligible to claim damages against the nursing home for the said neglect.
How to file a Lawsuit for Nursing Home Neglect
Get in touch with us at The Meehan Law Firm if you discover your loved one has bed sores when staying in a nursing home. We will start the investigative process without delay. This includes taking pictures of the affected area, complete with date and other information. We will also ask the nursing home to provide details of the level of care they provided to the affected resident. If the nursing home has faced similar allegations in the past, we will uncover them and use them as part of your case.
Nursing home neglect is a serious offense and directly impacts the health and safety of your loved one. Initiating legal proceedings can sometimes be the only recourse available to you. Call us without delay to discuss your case further.