Every year hundreds of nursing home resident die due to complications linked to bed sores, otherwise known as reassure ulcers. when left untreated pressure ulcers can result in deadly infections which elderly resident already stricken with low immune systems are not able to fend off. Our law firm is proud to provide our legal services to individuals who have suffered injury due to severe cases of elder abuse and neglect in nursing homes and care facilities. More so we are able to provide legal representation for family members and loved one of elderly residents who perished due to the negligent and illegal treatment of nursing homes resulting in bed sores. To contact our bed sore attorneys call (855) 339-8879.
Duty of Nursing Home Staff to Prevent Bed Sores
Under state and federal statutes nursing homes owe elderly and immobile residents a duty to prevent bed sores. Bed sores can develop due to neglect of the elderly which may include
- Failure to turn immobile patents
- Failure to maintain proper hydration and nutrition
- Failure to provide proper hygiene
- Failure to provide sanitary living conditions including soiled clothing and bedding
Infections Caused By Bedsores Can Result in Tragedy
Bed sore can result in deadly secondary infections and medical complications. According to a recent report an estimated 27,000 people died last year due to bedsore infections. Some of the most common infections and secondary medical complications due to bed sores is proved below
- Blood poisoning – bacterial and viral infections reaching the blood stream due to untreated bed sores.
- Infections of the bones and joints – Septic and joint infections resulting in infectious arthritis can result in death when left untreated.
- Cellulites – staph and strep infecting the skin and the underlying connective tissues.
- Myonecrosis – Gangrene
- Necrotizing Fasciitis
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Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
In most jurisdictions across the country certain relatives of the deceased possess the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against at fault parties for negligent or intentional acts. For example California Wrongful Death Statute states that claims can be filed by, “The decedent’s surviving spouse, domestic partner, children, and issue of deceased children, or, if there is no surviving issue of the decedent, the persons, including the surviving spouse or domestic partner, who would be entitled to the property of the decedent by intestate succession.” \
For more information regarding the filing of a nursing home bed sore wrongful death lawsuit contact our law firm toll free at (855)385-2529. All consultation are free of charge and completely confidential. Elder Abuse Lawsuit Information