Pursuing Proper Standards of Care for Elders in Ohio
Bedsores may be due to nursing home neglect. The wounds are caused by prolonged pressure on bony prominences such as ankles, heels, elbows and the lumbar or low back region. In a care facility that monitors their patients properly, the sores are not supposed to occur. They can also be the result of malnutrition and dehydration, usually related to poor staffing, improper charting and inadequate care planning.
Nursing homes are highly regulated by the Federal and state government. A resident who is admitted into a nursing home without bedsores should not obtain bedsores while under the facility's care. If the pressure sores occur, this may be evidence of neglect. If the sore is not treated appropriately and aggressively the wound can result in serious infections such as septicemia and MRSA. These infections can be life threatening.
Frequently nursing homes try to explain away the sores as "these things happen" or "this can be expected." Other times, they hide, or conceal the sores from the family. The truth is that if
appropriate care was provided by the nursing staff, the sores would not appear. The facility has a duty to notify the family that the sores exist.
Scott A. Rumizen has a long track record of success with seeking accountability and compensation for families who have suffered from nursing home neglect. His powerful and passionate advocacy to help residents who can't help themselves has provided justice for numerous families who have had loved ones injured from inadequate care in nursing homes.
Call 888-732-1018 or send an e-mail to discuss the care of your nursing home resident. You don't pay a fee unless your case is settled successfully.
Medina Nursing Home Neglect Attorney
Many people are concerned about retaliation against their family member by the nursing home or nursing home staff if they bring a complaint against the facility. Nursing home residents have rights under Ohio law and Cleveland attorney Scott A. Rumizen knows how to show neglect when patients have bedsores. Scott works regularly with geriatric specialists who can provide the acceptable standards of care and will be able to show how these were not followed for your loved one.