Bed Sores in Nursing Homes
Advocates For Victims Of Pressure Ulcers
Bed sores, also called pressure ulcers, occur when capillaries are restricted or cut off for long periods of time. This cuts off the flow of oxygen to the skin and can result in severe damage to the skin, muscles and blood vessels in the area affected. In severe cases, they can lead to death.
Bedridden people in nursing homes and hospitals are particularly susceptible to bed sores. However, there are several simple measures that can be taken to prevent the problem, such as periodic re-positioning of the person or the use of specially designed cushions filled with air, water, gel or foam. Simply stated, bed sores can be avoided — provided that caregivers and nursing home management take appropriate measures.
Clark, Perdue & List Co, LPA, is a team of Columbus Ohio personal injury lawyers that vigorously represents residents of nursing homes and the estates of residents who have suffered bed sores as the result of negligence. We seek full compensation for every client in settlement negotiations or at trial.
Compensation And Justice For Victims Of Negligence
Nursing home employees and management have a legal and ethical duty to protect those placed in their care. When they fail to do so, and a nursing home resident suffers harmful bed sores, the resident or his or her surviving heirs can claim compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, and other damages. Clark, Perdue & List Co, LPA, can represent you, seeking compensation and justice for the wrongs suffered by your loved one.
You can learn more about the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect. In a free consultation, an attorney at Clark, Perdue & List Co, LPA, can review your case and explain your legal options.
Contact Our Firm
For a free consultation with an experienced Columbus, Ohio, nursing home bed sore attorney, contact Clark, Perdue & List Co, LPA.