Nursing Home Abuse: Bedsores

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.