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Pressure Sores, Bedsores Are Common Nursing Home Abuse Injuries
We trust nursing homes to care for our loved ones. That’s why nursing home abuse and neglect cases can be so frustrating. Instead of making our loved ones feel more comfortable, they end up doing more harm than good.
One of the most common injuries nursing home residents sustain are pressure sores, which are often referred to as bedsores. These injuries might not seem serious to some people but if you or a loved one has sustained a bedsore or pressure sore, you know just how painful and uncomfortable such injuries can be.
Common Causes Of Pressure Sores And Bedsores
Bedsores and pressure sores – also sometimes referred to as pressure ulcers – often occur due to pressure being applied to the same place on the body for extended periods of time. As a result, common causes of bedsores and pressure sores include:
- People with mobility issues being left in bed for prolonged periods of time.
- People with mobility issues who are not cleaned regularly by nursing home staff.
- Underfed or malnourished residents left in the same position for hours or days.
Pressure sores and bedsores often develop on the skin in areas of the body that cover parts of the body with bones underneath, such as the tailbone, hips, heels and ankles. Wherever your bedsore or pressure sore developed, we can work with you to hold the nursing home accountable for its actions – or inaction.
We Can Help You Demand Justice
Many nursing homes deny wrongdoing in such cases. And since many nursing home residents have other existing health problems, staff members there often insist that such bedsores are unavoidable.
Don’t settle for their excuses. Nursing homes have a responsibility to care for patients, no matter what their age or existing health issues. That’s why families entrust the care of their loved ones to nursing homes.