Bed Sores & Nursing Home Abuse
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Do you notice bed sores on your loved one? Do you suspect that he or she
is being neglected or mistreated by nursing home staff? If so, then it
is important that you contact one of our Washington bed sore injury attorneys
at Schroeter Goldmark & Bender immediately. Bed sores are serious
and painful for patients, and one of the signs that your loved one may
be a victim of nursing home abuse in Washington. Talk to our team and
see what we can do to help you during this time.
What Are Bed Sores?
Bed sores, also known as pressure sores, are lesions in the skin that are
painful and tender when touched. The major cause of bed sores is due to
lack of circulation or movement in one's body. If left untreated,
the layer of skin affected can wear away, exposing tissue and eventually
the muscle or tendon below the skin. Infections also occur if a bed sore
is not treated properly and quickly.
Bed sores typically occur when nursing staff fail to:
- Reposition patients regularly
- Turn a bedridden patient regularly
- Clean bedding regularly
- Check on residents daily
- Monitor a patient's body for sores
The bottom line is, bed sores should not occur in nursing homes. If your
loved one does develop bed sores, then it may be a sign that abuse or
neglect is occurring. Consult with an attorney immediately to learn more about
taking legal action against the nursing care facility and staff.
Our Dedicated Team Is on Your Side
Nursing care staff have a duty and obligation to provide quality, around-the-clock
care to elderly patients. It's their job and it's what they are
being paid to do. And it is our job to take on those who failed to uphold
their duty and protect the vulnerable. At Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, our
Washington nursing home abuse attorneys are ready to stand up for your loved one and hold the negligent parties
responsible for his or her bed sore injuries.