Read How a typical case happens:
The New York Daily News
Unfortunately this is an all too common scenario in Nursing Homes and hospitals. Bedsores, pressure sores, decubitus ulcers can develop quickly, progress rapidly and are often difficult to heal. They are often not reported to family by nurses or aides and can lead to serious infections, medical complications, surgeries and even death. Due to the lower staffing in nursing homes, patients may be forced to wait longer for care, such as simply being turned or repositioned in a bed, or changing their soiled linens and clothes. If an elder cannot change themselves then they are forced to sit or lay in their own urine until a caregiver arrives.
While the elderly wait, their skin is being weakened by the moisture making them susceptible to bedsores. It's easy to see why so many seek legal justice and get financial compensation for bedsores. Pain, suffering further medical complications and possibly death generally would have been avoided if a hospital patient or nursing home resident received proper medical care.
It is the duty of a nursing home, hospital, and home care aide to follow proper procedures to prevent Pressure Sores and Bedsores. They are a sign of neglect, sometimes malpractice and even abuse! Unfortunately some families do not contact a bed sore lawyer until after the unwarranted death of a loved one. Be pro-active and get immediate medical and legal assistance.
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