Bedsores / Pressure Sores

Pressure sores, also known as bedsores, decubitus ulcers or pressure ulcers, are skin lesions that generally form due to constant pressure on parts of the body that are bony. The pressure decreases the blood flow to certain areas, thus causing the tissue to die. These sores can form on any body part, but are found commonly in an individual’s ears, back, elbows, knees, ankles, heels, tailbone, and sacrum.

Numerous risk factors are involved in the development of pressure sores, such as immobility, diabetes, poor hydration and nutrition, and peripheral vascular disease.

Oftentimes, bedsores sores are preventable if caregivers and nursing home staff take appropriate care. Nursing home residents must be constantly turned and repositioned in order to relieve pressure on a particular area of the body. Residents should also be bathed regularly, and be provided appropriate hydration and nutritional support. Devices such as special beds, mattresses, boots and heel protectors may also be used to alleviate pressure in areas that may be at risk.

Federal and Florida laws mandate that all nursing homes and assisted care facilities provide a level of care that ensures the safety and well being of their residents. When nursing homes fail to provide this particular level of care, they may be liable for damages that result from their negligent actions. If a nursing home resident develops pressure sores in a nursing home due to negligence or abuse, either the resident or a family member should take legal action at once.

We at Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney specialize in cases that occur in nursing homes and assisted living care facilities throughout South Florida and the Treasure Coast, including those involving bedsores. We will conduct a thorough investigation, and will hold negligent nursing home facilities accountable for their actions.

No one should have to deal with substandard care or maltreatment. If the nursing home was negligent in its care of your loved one, we will uncover the truth and ensure that you are compensated fairly and justly for your losses. We will fight aggressively to pursue your claims for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages that you and your family suffer due to the negligence of another.

Contact Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney Today

If a loved one has sustained unexplained bedsores or pressure sores while in a Florida nursing home, the personal injury lawyers at Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney can help you to uncover the truth. Call us today at 1-800-299-8878 for a free and confidential case evaluation.



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