Bedsores Can Indicate Nursing Home Neglect
An elderly, disabled or dependent resident in a nursing home who is unable to turn themselves in bed needs assistance and proper care to prevent development of bedsores. If your loved one has developed a serious bedsore while under the care of a nursing home or other residential facility in Southern California, you may want to consult a lawyer immediately.
Steven D. Davis Law Group, APC 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 the negligence of nursing home employees. From our law offices in Culver City, we represent clients throughout Los Angeles and Southern California.
How Bedsores Can Develop In A Nursing Home
Bedsores, also called decubitus ulcers, are the result of poor monitoring and neglect by caregivers in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities such as rehabilitation centers. The nursing home caregivers have a duty to prevent the development and progression of bedsores by implementing protocols such as turning residents on a regular basis and keeping their skin clean and dry.
When bedsores develop, staff have a duty to report, monitor and actively treat the injuries until they heal. If the bedsore fails to heal in a timely way, a higher level of care is needed. Failing to report and timely treat a decubitus ulcer amounts to neglect. If your loved one has developed a serious bedsore, we have the experience and knowledge to investigate and evaluate the claim. If appropriate, we are prepared to file a lawsuit which may include claims for:
- Medical expenses resulting from the bedsores
- Damages for the pain and suffering endured as a result of 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
A successful injury claim can provide you and your loved ones the compensation you deserve. Consult with one of our experienced attorneys to discuss your case today.