Personal Injury Profile: Nursing Home Bed Sores

Last updated 5 months ago

You count on nursing home staff to care for your aging loved one, but too often, careless treatment can lead to severe complications, like bed sores. Read on to find out more about bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers, and how they can be prevented.

Bed sores begin when bony areas of the body, like the heels or hip bones, are compressed for hours at a time through sitting or lying in the same position. Early symptoms include red, warm skin. Eventually, bed sores eat into the skin and soft tissue, even down to the bone. Bed- or wheelchair-bound patients must be turned or repositioned on a regular basis to prevent these sores.

If your loved one has experienced bed sores in a nursing facility, you should consider taking legal action to get compensation for this preventable, painful injury. Call Malman Law at (312) 983-6193 today.

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