Nursing Home Bedsores
Nursing Home Neglect – Bedsores
Nursing homes are supposed to be safe places where your loved one can live out their later years. When you move a relative into a nursing home, you have every right to expect that they will be treated with care and dignity. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Many nursing homes are understaffed or overenrolled. Some just employ people who don’t care about their patients as much as they should. The result can be extremely damaging for the vulnerable people who put their trust in those facilities.
Nursing home neglect is a serious problem that affects patients across the country. This neglect can take many forms — ignoring a patient’s medical needs, failing to provide them with needed social and emotional stimulation, or even failing to take care of their most basic everyday needs.
A common problem faced by victims of nursing home neglect is bedsores. These are injuries caused by long-term pressure on the skin. The victims of bedsores tend to be people who spend most of their time in a bed or chair, often without much additional movement.
Bedsores can be extremely painful, and if not treated promptly, can result in lasting complications. There are many ways to avoid bedsores, including physical movement, changes in bed elevation, and frequent skin care and inspection. Nursing home staff should be familiar with the problem of bedsores and eager to help patients avoid this injury.
If your loved one developed bedsores while staying in a nursing home, they may be the victim of neglect. Bedsores themselves are a serious and painful condition, but if your loved one is being neglected, this may just be the tip of the iceberg. Attention and care are the two key components of nursing home treatment, and if a facility is failing your loved one, your family should not have to suffer in silence.
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If these problems — or other types of nursing home neglect — sound familiar, you should call O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble. Our experienced team has a proven record of winning multimillion-dollar settlements for our clients. We will listen to your story and help you determine what the best course of action is for you, possibly including negotiation and a financial settlement.
If you do win a settlement, the amount of money you receive will depend on many factors, including the expertise of your attorney. Our team has the reputation and experience needed to help our clients get the best possible outcomes.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss nursing home neglect and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.