Bedsores & Pressure Sores Should Never Occur

Elder Abuse Lawyers Investigate Nursing Home Abuse

Photo of a senior woman in bed

One of the most clearly visible signs of nursing home abuse and neglect is bedsores or pressure sores; these are also known as a pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers. When patients with little mobility or bedridden patients are left in one position for extended period of time, these types of sores can develop. Nursing home employees are responsible for repositioning immobile patients to prevent this kind of painful nursing home injury.

Do not automatically assume that your relative’s nursing home knows — or cares — about what it is doing. Reports of nursing home abuse are at epidemic proportions, regionally and nationally. Nursing homes are businesses, and like many businesses, they look to cut costs where they can. This means that many nursing homes are understaffed and/or have improperly trained staff members.

If you have a loved one suffering from bedsores in a New York or New Jersey nursing home, that facility is abusive and/or negligent. Our personal injury attorneys at KGG can help you ensure the safety of your senior loved one. By holding negligent nursing homes accountable for elderly abuse, you may be preventing other senior residents from injury and harm.

Barry S. Kantrowitz has decades of experience in personal injury law and has dedicated his career to successfully serving families like yours. Barry has a proven record of getting positive results for our clients in these types of personal injury cases.

Are Bedsores or Pressure Sores Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?

Bedsores and pressure sores are extremely painful, and if left untreated, can become infected seriously enough to cause the wrongful death of a patient. Most importantly, this kind of injury is absolutely preventable, and should never occur.

These sores are caused by:

  • Failure to regularly reposition an immobile patient
  • Malnutrition, malnourishment or dehydration
  • Soiled clothing or bedding left unchanged
  • Insufficient pressure-relief mattresses

Our personal injury lawyers will seek to get you full financial compensation for your loved one’s ordeal, to reflect the burdens of medical expenses, ongoing health care costs, and pain and suffering. We work hard toward this goal on a contingency fee basis. You will owe no attorney fee to our law firm unless we win your case, and a settlement damage awards.

I Need An Attorney to Investigate and for Reporting Elder Abuse

The number to call is (800) 711-5258 to schedule an appointment in Rockland County, NY or Bergen County, NJ. You may also reach us simply filling out the contact form on our website to have someone get in touch with you.

Act now to protect your loved one’s right to a life of dignity. Your initial consultation is free of charge. If your only opportunity to meet with us is on a weekday evening, we can accommodate you.