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Bed Sores

Nursing home negligence can have a number of physically and mentally debilitating effects on an elderly or disabled individual. One of the most common issues for bedridden or motion-impaired residents is bed sores, or pressure ulcers, that are the result of an individual staying in one position for an extended period of time. As time passes, the pressure of the person’s weight against certain areas can cause the skin and tissue in these zones to weaken, leading to the development of deep tissue sores.

Health Complications From Bed Sores

Nursing home workers must periodically shift their bedridden and motion-impaired residents in order to prevent the development of bed sores. If left untreated, these pressure sores can have a number of severe side effects, including the following:

  • Cellulitis, or severe skin infection
  • Bone and/or joint infections
  • Sepsis, or a bacterial infection in bloodstream
  • Cancer

Once bed sores develop, it can be difficult to treat these pressure spots as well as their ensuing complications. However, rather than shouldering the cost of this medical treatment on your own, the negligent nursing home that caused the bed sores to develop may be obligated to cover your medical expenses.

Contact Us

If you or someone you care about has been the victim of nursing home negligence, leading to bed sores or other serious health issues, the compassionate, knowledgeable attorneys of the Sampson Law Firm may be able to help you seek the justice you deserve. Contact us at 502-584-5050 to learn more about your rights and options when filing a lawsuit against a negligent nursing home.

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