Chicago Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys
Lawyers Representing Neglected Residents Who Develop Bed Sores
Nursing home residents who are bedridden require special care to ensure that they do not develop bed sores. Also referred to as pressure sores, pressure ulcers and decubitus ulcers, bed sores are lesions on the skin that, if left unattended, can advance into open wounds that damage the muscle and bone beneath them.
Bed sores can develop when a resident stays in one position for too long without being moved. In most cases, bed sores develop on bony areas such as the tailbone or hip bone areas. For residents who are not able to move themselves, the additional care typically consists of turning residents on a regular basis in order to avoid putting too much pressure on part of the body for too long.
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It is the responsibility of the nursing home staff to be aware of the needs of bedridden patients and to take the necessary steps to remedy the situation to avoid bedsores or treat them if the begin to develop. The failure to do so can result in a number of extremely serious health problems for the resident. If your loved one has developed bed sores as a result of staff negligence, speak to a personal injury attorney immediately.
Fighting Nursing Home Negligence in Chicago
At Grazian & Volpe, our South Chicago nursing home negligence lawyers represent residents and their families in a broad range of cases involving the failure to provide the necessary care to prevent bed sores. We understand how frustrating it can be when such a preventable injury is allowed to progress to a stage where it threatens your loved one’s health. With every case we accept, we work tirelessly to see that the negligent parties are held accountable and to secure the maximum compensation available for your case.
Call for a Free Consultation About Your Loved One’s Bed Sore Injuries
Contact our office today to discuss your case and learn more about the rights of nursing home residents who have suffered as a result of nursing home staff negligence. We can be reached online or calling 773.838.8100 to schedule your free initial consultation.