One of the greatest problems of nursing home patients is the development of bedsores (also called pressure ulcers and decubitus ulcers). When patients are immobile combined with blood flow limitations, very serious ulcers can arise. These ulcers often become infected which can result in loss of limbs or sepsis and death.
Bedsores/pressure ulcers can form on the heels, buttocks, back, or other areas that contact the bed.
Nursing homes are supposed to follow certain criteria in the prevention and treatment of bedsores. Often, they do not comply with these protocols. Based upon expert review of the records, we are able to determine if a particular case involves negligence.
Nursing home ulcers are a serious problem. Call us to discuss your case or that of your loved one.