Nursing Home Bedsores
Has a loved one developed bedsores or skin ulcers while in a nursing home? According to the CDC as many as one out of ten residents in nursing homes currently have a bedsore. That alarming statistic just shows the lack of attention being given to residents at care facilities. Bedsores are serious health concerns and once identified they need to be treated immediately. You should also contact a nursing home abuse lawyer due to the nursing home or hospital’s negligence.
At The Law Office of Terry S. Nelson, P.A., in Fort Myers, we can help you and your loved one get the justice and financial compensation you deserve. Our Fort Myers, Florida, bedsores attorneys work with clients to pursue claims against doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers. If your loved one has developed bedsores in a nursing home, we can help secure the compensation your family deserves.
What Are Bedsores?
Bedsores (also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers) and pressure ulcers, are one of the many signs of nursing home abuse and neglect in nursing homes. Bedsores happen as a result of unrelieved pressure to the skin and may cause health problems such as infections on the skin as well as more serious injuries. Most frequently they appear on the areas of the body where bone and skin are in close contact, such as on the heels, hips, back, buttocks and ankles. Nursing home residents are at high risk for bedsores because they commonly remain sedentary in their bed or wheelchair.
Contact Our Fort Myers Nursing Home Injury Law Firm
Contact The Law Office of Terry S. Nelson, P.A., in Fort Myers, for information about claims of nursing home abuse and bedsores. We can be reached by phone at 239-334-1789 or through the intake form on our contact us page.