Bedsores, an all-too-common nursing home injury

On Behalf of | Oct 2, 2019 | Nursing Home Injuries

If you have a loved one in a nursing home in Ohio, you may be worried about the possibility of abuse and neglect. Unfortunately, cases involving one or the other have been reported even at the highest-rated facilities across the U.S. This is why you will want to know what the common signs of abuse and neglect are. Take, for instance, bedsores.

Bedsores usually appear around the bony regions like the ankles, heels, elbows and lower back when an immense and continual amount of pressure is placemalnutrition or dehydration.

Nursing homes may claim that bedsores are “expected” whenever one is treating the elderly, but this is not true. Bedsores are a serious matter and can lead to septicemia, MRSA or another infection if not addressed in time. Facilities have a responsibility to assess the risk that each patient runs for these injuries.

There are numerous regulations at the state and federal level that ensure that the residents of nursing homes are kept safe and attended to at all times. Yet a lack of care planning, improper documentation and staffing that’s inadequate or below the usual hiring standards can all contribute to injuries.

At the Rumizen Weisman Attorneys, we have attorneys who deal in nursing home injury cases. We know what sort of requirements must be met before we can hold a nursing facility accountable for the presence of bedsores. Our firm has handled over 10,000 claims and 150 jury trials, and there have been thousands of cases where we achieved an out-of-court settlement via arbitration. You can learn more through ourpage on this subject.