Nursing Home Negligence
Lawsuits over bedsores can not only provide compensation for the injuries suffered, but also operate as an important safeguard.
A safegaurd in our society to protect the rights of residents and make sure that proper standards of care are followed in the industry.
Bed sores commonly develop on areas with prominent bones beneath thin layers of skin, such as the tailbone, heels, elbows and shoulder blades.
Most people do not develop bedsores since they are constantly moving and repositioning themselves. However, many nursing home residents are disabled and unable to move independently. These individuals rely on others to care for them and prevent the development of bedsores.
Causes of Nursing Home Abuse
It is often difficult to determine whether your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse. Many nursing home residents lack the ability to communicate this abuse to their loved ones, and others do not report the abuse for fear of retaliation by the abusive staff member.
The following factors commonly contribute to nursing home abuse and neglect:
- Frequent or unexplained injuries
- Poor hygiene
- Social withdrawal
- The appearance of being overly medicated
If you believe you have grounds for a Nursing Home Negligence claim, we can inform you of your rights and responsibilities. Contact Attorney Ramsey Smathers at 407-478-2225.