Pursuing Proper Standards of Care for Elders in Ohio
Bedsores may be due to nursing home neglect. The wounds are usually caused by prolonged pressure on bony prominences such as ankles, heels, elbows and the lumbar or low back region.The sores can also be caused by problems associated with malnutrition or dehydration which usually results from poor staffing, improper charting and inadequate care planning. In a care facility that monitors their patients properly, theses wounds are not supposed to occur. .
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, MRSA and possibly death.
Frequently nursing homes try to explain away the sores as "these things happen" or "this can be expected" to a resident who is old. 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 should not occur. The facility has a duty to assess the resident to see if they are at risk for bedsores, and if they are, the facility should take proper preventative measures to prevent the sores from occurring.
Rumizen & Weisman have a long track record of success with seeking accountability and compensation for families who have suffered from nursing home neglect. Their 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 resolved in your favor.
Cleveland Nursing Home Neglect Attorney
Many people are concerned about retaliation against their family members by the nursing home or nursing home staff if they bring a complaint against the facility. Nursing home residents have specific rights under Ohio law and the Cleveland attorneys at Rumizen & Weisman know how to prove neglect when residents obtain bedsores in a nursing home. They work regularly with geriatric specialists who can provide the acceptable standards of care and will be able to show how the standard of care was not followed by the nursing home.
Contact Rumizen & Weisman, Attorneys at Law at 888-732-1018 to schedule your free initial appointment.