Nursing Home Abuse: Bedsores

Nursing Home Abuse: Bedsores

Bedsores are one of the many signs of nursing home abuse and are caused when a resident has unrelieved pressure to the skin. Bedsores can cause serious health problems such as infections and other life-threatening injuries. They often occur in places where the bone and skin, such as the below areas:

  • Hips
  • Back
  • Elbow
  • Ankles
  • Heels

Those at risk for bedsores are nursing home residents as well as those staying at a hospital because they remain sedentary for long periods of time.

The CDC has reported that as many as 1 out of 10 residents currently staying in nursing homes have a bedsore. This is a health concern for these residents and must be treated immediately.

Bedsores are a form of nursing home abuse and negligence, and you are able to file a nursing home abuse claim on behalf of your loved one. Call our nursing home abuse lawyers at 800.637.8170 and review your case over the phone with our team.

Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC