Bedsores and Nursing Home Neglect
Bedsores (also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers) are caused when constant pressure to part of the body results in loss of blood flow. When immobile nursing home residents are forced to stay in one position for prolonged periods, painful bedsores can form, which often lead to other health problems.
The Columbus, Ohio, attorneys at The Donahey Law Firm represent clients against nursing homes and other managed health care facilities in lawsuits involving bedsores and other nursing home injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered due to nursing home neglect, contact us today for a free consultation.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
To prevent the formation of bedsores, nursing home staff must regularly turn immobile residents in their beds, and keep them from sitting in one position for too long. When they fail to take these precautions, bedsores can form on the hips, buttocks, elbows and other pressure points on the body.
Bedsores are easily preventable, but when formed, can be difficult to treat. A bedsore that is allowed to exacerbate can lead to infection and gangrene. In such a case, amputation is often the only recourse.
Our attorneys have extensive experience handling nursing home neglect cases and a proven record of success obtaining favorable results for people who have suffered. We are committed to helping victims of bedsores and other forms of nursing home neglect, and we help our clients obtain fair and just compensation for the injuries they have suffered.
If you or your loved one has suffered from bedsores in a nursing home, or are experiencing other signs of nursing home abuse, please contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable Columbus, Ohio nursing home negligence lawyers.