Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys – Bedsores in Nursing Homes
Nursing Home Sores
Families take great care in choosing the right nursing home to care for an elderly family member that can no longer care for themselves. In light of reports of nursing home abuse and neglect rising in the 1980s, Congress passed the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act to ensure all elderly patients receive quality care.
Unfortunately, senior citizens continue to face the effects of nursing home injuries and negligence. In the event of nursing home negligence, the patient can suffer from injuries that are otherwise avoidable if the proper care methods were in place.
Nursing Home Patent Bedsores
A bedsore is defined as an ulcer that forms on areas of the skin that are under pressure from staying in the same position without moving for a prolonged period of time. These sores can further develop if the nursing home staff is not checking in them or applying the correct course of treatment. Depending on the severity of the sore, patients may experience skin damage, skin death, and infections. If receiving proper care, bedsores are entirely preventable, yet continue to affect between 2% and 28% of nursing home patients. Defined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, bed sores are a “never event” and should not occur.
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Burch, Porter & Johnson is your nursing home sores attorney in Memphis and has a team of expert nursing home negligence attorneys ready to help you resolve your case. We are compassionate, yet aggressive attorneys committed to holding abusers and their institutions accountable and winning a fair outcome. We serve the Mid South areas of Memphis, western Tennessee, eastern Arkansas, northern Mississippi.
If you fear that your loved one has experienced nursing home neglect or abuse, contact us today for a free consultation.