Experts tell us that when an elderly person or disabled person is being properly cared for, bedsores in nursing homes should not occur. If the person is turned regularly and skin is kept clean, his or her skin should remain free of bedsores.
Furthermore, if the beginnings of a bedsore are evident on the skin of a hospital patient, nursing home resident or assisted living home resident, alert and competent care professionals should take action immediately to treat and correct the condition. Failure to diagnose and treat skin ulcers is negligence. Serious infections can develop as a result.Bedsores Can Complicate A Recovery
If you or your loved one developed bedsores that caused a more serious infection, you may have grounds to file an injury claim against the care facility where this took place. Perhaps you were briefly hospitalized for what was supposed to be quick and uneventful surgery, only to have your hospitalization prolonged after you developed a bedsore and/or a serious infection. You may be entitled to financial compensation for ensuing medical expenses as well as your pain and suffering.Seeking Compensation Or Assurances
If your loved one became very ill or died of an infection after developing bedsores in a nursing home, you should explore the possibility of filing a lawsuit alleging nursing home neglect. Personal injury lawyers at Caesar and Napoli, P.C., can evaluate your case and develop a promising strategy for getting compensation for you to cover your losses.
Many clients who bring nursing home neglect cases say at first that they are not interested in money so much as answers and assurance that the facility will not continue the neglectful practices. A nursing home neglect lawsuit can include demands that a facility revise and amend its procedures for the safety of other residents. In addition, an elderly or disabled person and/or his or her family may be able to recover compensation for medical care costs as well as pain and suffering and/or loss of companionship in bedsore cases.Contact A Committed, Compassionate Elder Neglect Attorney
At Caesar and Napoli, P.C., we do not charge for initial consultations regarding bedsores, malnourishment, dehydration, falls, abuse and other forms of nursing home neglect. To schedule a meeting with one of our trial lawyers, please contact us at (888) 235-6766. Most bedsore cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. We do not charge attorneys' fees until we win compensation for you.