Queens Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Bed sores, if left untreated, can result in serious infections and fatalities. When you entrusted the care of your mother, father or other elderly loved one to a nursing home facility, you had the reasonable expectation they would receive quality care. If your loved one is now suffering from bed sores, you may be curious about your options.
The law offices of Gross & Levin, L.L.P. helps families throughout Queens who are experiencing problems with the lack of quality care given to their loved ones. If your mother or father is suffering from bed sores―which are also known as pressure ulcers and decubitus ulcers, contact us to schedule a consultation.
Bed Sores Are Preventable
Perhaps the most disturbing truth about bed sores is that, with proper monitoring, they can be prevented. Bed sores form when a person is bed-ridden, uses a wheelchair or lacks the mobility to reposition. Sores usually form where bones are close to skin―ankles, backs, elbows, heels and hips.
Nursing home workers can prevent these sores from forming by repositioning the individual every two hours, keeping skin clean and dry, using pillows to relieve pressure and paying careful attention to sores that may be forming. When untreated or ignored altogether, bed sores can quickly progress from a small skin irritation to a debilitating, or even deadly, infection. When caught early, treatment can be administered, and further harm can be prevented.
Gross & Levin, L.L.P. is prepared to fully investigate the matter and bring a claim on your behalf. We analyze the nursing home's records and other applicable items to determine the responsible party or parties.
We will point you in the right direction and seek a favorable resolution to your matter. Contact us to schedule your consultation.