Bedsores and pressure sores begin under the surface of the skin near prominent bones in areas under points of contact with a chair or bed. Fluid collects and causes large sores. This condition usually results from extended periods of time of immobility, whether sitting or lying. A mobile person is able to move around, shifting weight and relieving pressure on the area. Elderly or ill individuals may not be able to move around, causing the condition. Inattention to the patient and insufficient care can result in painful sores that can seriously complicate existing conditions and symptoms.
Have You Seen Bedsores?
If you see these sores on your loved one, it is important that you immediately address the elder abuse issue. This is a preventable condition and generally indicates a lack of attention from nursing home staff or aids. It is crucial that you have the issue resolved as soon as possible, contacting legal representation if the problem is not remedied.
At the Shanks Law Firm, we step in to advocate for the patient and family to ensure that the problem is remedied, seeking compensation and damages should the condition turn into greater health issues. We will thoroughly investigate the situation to determine where greater care and attention should have been exercised. Often we will talk with other patients, other residents and other visitors to get an idea of how much attention was being provided to the individual. We will also assess his or her medical conditions to determine how much of an effect, the sore had on existing issues.
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We are committed to getting your loved one the care and attention he or she deserves. We take all nursing home negligence cases on a contingency fee basis, never accepting a charge unless you are awarded damages. To arrange a free initial consultation with an Omaha pressure sores attorney, please contact our firm today at 712-322-2600 or toll free at 888-322-2608.