Bedsores Are Serious Health Problems
Nursing homes and long-term care facilities are required to provide both necessary medical treatment and a safe place for patients to live while they are being cared for by skilled medical professionals.
Unfortunately, some facilities do not live up to their responsibility to properly care for their patients. Sometimes this can lead to the development of bedsores, also known as “pressure ulcers.” If you or your loved one has developed bedsores or skin ulcers while at a nursing home, hospital or other facility, please call us.
At The Swain Law Firm, P.C., our lawyers represent those who have suffered elder abuse due to improper or inadequate care at a nursing home or other long-term care facility.
With convenient office locations in Bensalem and northeast Philadelphia, we represent clients throughout Bucks County. We also serve clients in New Jersey. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation: 215-550-1968.
Helping Victims Of Nursing Home Neglect
When a patient is partially or completely immobile due to paralysis, dementia or other medical conditions, they can experience pressure at certain points of their body such as the hips, buttocks, heels and calves. If nursing home personnel do not turn patients regularly and perform frequent skin examinations, these pressure points can develop into bedsores, also known as “pressure ulcers” or “decubitus ulcers.”
Left untreated, a bedsore can penetrate through to the bone, causing infection and sepsis and in some cases even requiring amputation of the affected limb. Under Pennsylvania law, nursing homes are liable for injuries caused by their neglect of patients. If you or your loved one has suffered an injury or death due to nursing home neglect, we can help.
Bringing A Timely Claim For Compensation
Strict time limits apply to claims for injuries or death suffered in a nursing home or other medical facility, so you should contact an attorney experienced in handling medical and nursing home malpractice cases right away.
Nursing home malpractice claims can be brought directly by the injured victim, or by a person who has been given a power of attorney over that person if he or she does not have the capacity to bring a lawsuit. We also represent the heirs of someone who has died due to negligence by a health care provider. If you or a family member has suffered any injury, including bedsores, while at a hospital, assisted living facility or nursing home, contact us today for some straight answers to your questions: 215-550-1968.