Bed Sores and Pressure Sores

Kansas Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Bed sores, also known as pressure sores or pressure ulcers, develop when something continually rubs against the skin causing it to break down. This injury to the skin can further develop in damage to the underlying tissues beneath it. Bed sores are common in those patients who are unable to move around. If your family member has sustained bed sores in a nursing home, you may have grounds for an injury claim based on the negligence of the facility and its staff.

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A Topeka nursing home abuse attorney at the firm can help you fight for the justice you and your family deserves in the wake of negligence or misconduct on the part of another.

Nursing Home Abuse Leading to Bed Sores

Bed sores generally develop over bony areas of the body where the skin receives constant pressure by the surfaces it rests against. Common areas of bed sores include the triangular bone at the bottom of the spine, the tailbone, the hips, and the heels. These sores develop due to the lack of blood flow to the area and occur in patients who are confined to wheelchairs or to beds.

Lack of mobility and proper care in moving these patients on a regular basis are leading causes. Elderly patients often have a difficult time healing from bed sores and pressure sores because of their overall poor health, lack of circulation, and prevalence of other medical conditions which reduce their ability to heal.

Bed sores which are not handled properly can develop further complications, including sepsis, (bacterial infection in the wound which can be life-threatening), cellulitis, (infection of the skin), infections of deeper tissue such as joints and bones, and a type of skin cancer which is associated with non-healing wounds.

File a Nursing Home Abuse Claim

No resident of a nursing home should sustain bed sores due to negligence. If you believe this has occurred to your elderly family member, we urge you to contact our firm for a free case evaluation. Let us use our vast experience and skill to seek the rightful compensation you deserve. You pay nothing unless we win your case. Contact us to get started today.

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