Bedsores Are Not Normal Or Acceptable
Contrary to popular belief, bedsores are not a normal condition one should expect at a nursing home or other elder care facility. Bedsores, pressure sores, and other injuries offer an unmistakable sign that elder abuse or neglect may be taking place.
At the law office of Albert Buzzetti & Associates, our New Jersey and New York personal injury lawyers are familiar with the signs of neglect, a patient’s rights in an abuse claim, and many other issues involved in preparing a successful case of nursing home negligence.
If you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect with your elderly loved ones, or have questions about your legal options, turn to Albert Buzzetti & Associates today for a free consultation with a knowledgeable, skilled attorney.
Understanding Bedsores And Why They Develop
Bedsores are a skin condition that results from constant pressure on an area of the body. Also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, they can occur in an elderly resident who may be bedridden and is allowed to remain in the same lying position for unusually extended periods of time. Many nursing home residents suffer from bedsores due to an understaffed nursing home, and/or the following acts or omissions/negligence of nursing home staff:
- Failure to move or reposition immobile patients every few hours
- Lack of proper fluids or nutritional needs (malnutrition)
- Chronic exposure to moisture from wet sheets, clothes or diapers
- Failure to report the presence of pressure sores
- Improper or delayed treatment
While bedsores can be very painful and embarrassing, when left untreated they can require surgery or lead to even more serious infections, paralysis and death.
Aggressive And Thorough Representation Against Nursing Home Abuse
Our experienced New York and New Jersey nursing home abuse lawyers offer hope for elderly adults suffering from bedsores and other signs of abuse under the care of negligent nursing homes. We work aggressively to investigate and identify mistakes made by staff, as well as any mismanagement or violation of state law. We also look into previous violations and claims against the nursing home to prepare the strongest case possible, and help ensure clients receive the maximum compensation.
Don’t compromise your right to proper care and respectful treatment by nursing homes and other elder care facilities. Email an elder neglect lawyer at Albert Buzzetti & Associates today, or call 201-308-5313 (New Jersey) or 866-237-8202 (New York).