Decubitus ulcers or bed sores occur when an immobile patient is not repositioned periodically. When these injuries occur in a nursing home, they almost always are a sign of neglect. If the nursing home staff had done their jobs, the injury would not have occurred.
At Healy Scanlon Law Firm in Chicago, our attorneys represent victims of nursing home neglect. If your loved one has suffered a bed sore while in nursing home care, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
A bed sore is tissue decay caused by compression of blood vessels and tissues. There are four stages of bed sores:
Bed sores typically develop on areas of a person’s body that bear weight such as the coccyx, hips, heels and elbows. In the majority of cases, the injury can be avoided by re-positioning the patient every two hours.
There is never a charge to discuss your case with one of our attorneys. Evening and weekend consultations are available. To meet with us, call 312-226-4236 or send us an e-mail.
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