Bedsores Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys in New York
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Bedsores (pressure sores, decubitus ulcers) develop when sustained pressure cuts off circulation to a part of the body. Elderly nursing home residents are especially vulnerable to bedsores because they are often unable to move themselves out of uncomfortable positions. When nursing home staff members fail to take the necessary measures to prevent and treat bedsores, the results can be tragic.
The Finz firm attorneys handle a wide range of nursing home negligence cases, including those involving bedsores. The firm is committed to protecting victims of nursing home neglect and elder abuse.
The Causes of Bedsores in Nursing Homes
Most of us take for granted that we can change positions in bed or in a chair when we become uncomfortable. For an immobile nursing home resident, this is not possible. It is the responsibility of staff members to ensure that residents do not sit or lie in one position for a long time.
In order to prevent bedsores, staff members should routinely turn residents in their beds, place pillows beneath or between pressure points and take other measures. Factors that may increase the likelihood of bedsores include malnutrition, diabetes, weight loss and poor hygiene.
When bedsores go untreated, they can cause significant pain, tissue loss, dangerous infections and other problems. An untreated bedsore can prove fatal. The Finz firm lawyers are skilled at uncovering the causes of bedsores and other types of nursing home abuse. They will work diligently to pursue compensation for your loved one and to hold the negligent parties accountable.
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If you, a family member or friend have suffered due to nursing home abuse, contact the Finz firm now toll free at (855) TOP-FIRM or fill out the free nursing home abuse case evaluation form.