Bedsores (Decubitus Ulcers) Are A Sign Of Neglect

An elderly or disabled resident of a nursing home who is unable to turn himself or herself in bed, as healthy and vigorous people naturally do, needs help to prevent development of bedsores. Also called decubitus ulcers, bedsores are a risk of poor supervision and monitoring in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities such as rehabilitation centers. If your loved one has developed a serious bedsore while under the care of a nursing home or other residential facility in Southern California (or anywhere in the state), Steven D. Davis Law Group A Professional Corporation can evaluate the case and recommend a course of action.

We are experienced, accomplished trial lawyers with a track record of successful outcomes on behalf of clients who have been injured through others' negligence. From law offices in Santa Monica, we represent clients throughout Los Angeles, Southern California and the entire state.

We can bring a claim or lawsuit on behalf of your injured loved one or close family members to cover expenses and losses, including:

  • Medical expenses resulting from the bedsores
  • Costs for higher-level nursing home care resulting from complications of bedsores
  • Intangible losses to family members when a nursing home resident dies as a result of a condition, such as sepsis, that originated with a bedsore

Caregivers in nursing homes have a duty to prevent development of bedsores by turning residents and keeping their skin clean and dry. Sometimes, despite their best efforts, small bedsores develop anyway. These should be reported to nurses right away and treated aggressively until they heal. Failing to report and treat a small decubitus ulcer amounts to neglect. An investigation can uncover negligence. A successful injury claim can bring compensation as well as necessary system changes.

Contact A Southern California Lawyer Regarding Nursing Home Negligence

Get the answers, help and advocacy you need after you or a loved one has developed bedsores in a long-term care facility. Call 310-570-2981 or 800-492-5881, or send an email message to schedule a consultation with an attorney.