Bedsores are extremely painful and completely preventable through proper care. Sadly, many nursing home residents fall victim to nursing home neglect and develop these sores as a result of inadequate care and medical attention.
At the Clinesmith Law Firm, our Dallas bedsore attorneys work diligently to evaluate nursing home abuse claims and build strong cases for those affected by abuse, mistreatment, or neglect. No matter what your case may be, we are here to fight for your rights.
When a resident spends an excessive period of time lying in the same position or on the same area of the body, bed sores can develop and worsen as more time passes. These sores can only be cared for by constant care, which should be expected as a resident in a nursing home. Bed sores can be remedied with medication and bandaging if done so in a proper amount of time.
Residents who require assistance using the bathroom should be monitored closely. If a resident’s clothes are soiled, they should be changed quickly as to avoid the development of bedsores. Additionally, soiled clothing, especially those soiled with feces or urine, can make open wounds turn into bed sores.
To prevent nursing home residents from developing bed sores, caregivers should:
Where bed sores develop directly relates to how a patient is positioned for a prolonged period of time. For example, a resident that has been confined to a seated position for a long period of time may develop bed sores on the tailbone, butt, legs, arm, spine, or around the shoulders. Residents can also develop bed sores on the rear or sides of the head, outer eats, lower back, hips, and other areas.
Bedsores come in various stages that represent the severity of them. Our firm handles serious bedsore cases that occur in nursing homes or other senior care facilities with 100% confidentiality. The cases we handle by stage include:
The stages of bedsores vary from level one to level four. Do not wait until you reach the critical stage four of bedsores to contact our firm.
We provide all of our clients with a free case evaluation over the phone or in person and will evaluate the details of your claim with complete confidentiality.
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