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Personal immobility is among the most-common factors leading to the decision to relocate senior citizens into nursing homes. When aging individuals are no longer able to get around on their own, the constant access to care and scheduled appointments with on-site nurses and staff members that are available in nursing homes can become a necessity.
One risk associated with immobility in old age is the risk for bed sores. These injuries – also known as pressure sores, pressure ulcers and decubitus ulcers – result from prolonged pressure on parts of the body. However, with proper care, bed sores are easily avoided. In a nursing home, they simply should not happen.
If you or a loved one has developed a bed sore while living in a Florida nursing home, we strongly encourage you to speak with an attorney. Not only are bed sores painful and potentially dangerous, but they are also frequently indicative of a broader pattern of neglect or abuse. At Searcy Denney, we help nursing home residents and their families get help for bed sores and other injuries, and we fight to make sure they receive the financial compensation they deserve.
Bed sores typically occur in areas of the body that are pressure points when a person is either sitting or lying down. This includes the tailbone, hips, heels, shoulder blades, backs and sides of the knees, and the back of the head. The symptoms of bed sores are progressive, getting worse as injuries progress from Stage 1 to Stage 4:
Bed sores are serious medical conditions that require diagnosis and treatment by a physician. If a nursing home tells you otherwise, it may be attempting to avoid scrutiny for your loved one’s injury. You should not let anyone tell you that you cannot seek help, and you should not have any reservations about learning more about your legal rights. If you would like more information about how we help victims of nursing home neglect and abuse, please schedule a free consultation today.
To schedule a free consultation with a nursing home neglect and abuse lawyer at Searcy Denney, please call (800) 780-8607 or request an appointment online. It costs you nothing to learn more about your rights, and we do not charge any legal fees unless we secure a financial recovery.