It is often necessary when an elderly loved one is no longer able to live on their own or to take care of themselves it is a difficult time for the family and a decision about a care taker must be made. The decision to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home can be a stressful time and placing them in a nursing home the family expects only the best care to be provided. After placing an elderly loved one in a nursing home and become aware they have become a victim of nursing home abuse and sustained injuries in the form of bed sores it is not unusual to have anger and anxiety over the situation.
Bed sores occur when a person is forced by health or other reasons to remain in bed for a long period of time. These are also known as pressure sores that occur usually on certain parts of the body. Bed sores are painful and contaminating, which are in the form of a blister type of sore that opens. They are caused by tissue that has been damaged from lack of proper blood circulation and begin usually as a red spot on the skin, cause by extended lengths of time sitting or lying down without being repositioned by the staff.
The Location of the Bedsores
The location of bed sores on an elder neglect victim is usually on the backside, hips, tailbone, heals of the feet or elbows. The bed sore is normally something that could be prevented with the proper care of the patient and is nursing home negligence. The bed sore is usually clear evidence the nursing home is negligent in providing the adequate amount of care the elderly resident needs.
The Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
The nursing home abuse attorney is committed to fighting for the rights of the elderly nursing home abuse victim and holding them responsible for their actions. When an elderly loved one has suffered neglect that has resulted in a bed sore or other serious injuries they need the representation our dedicated and aggressive attorneys can provide.
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