When you put your trust in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you assume that your family member will be well taken care of. Finding out that they have not been given the care and dignity they deserve can be a devastating realization. Especially when it results in bedsores. 

Bedsores are ulcers that develop when a person’s body weight goes unrelieved for an extended period. Ulcers go by many different names, such as pressure ulcers, pressure sores, decubitus ulcers, and of course, bedsores. They can be extremely painful especially when an elder person is unable to easily move around. 

If your loved one has developed bedsores or ulcers while in the care of a nursing home, assisted living facility, or long-term care and would like to speak to a bedsores lawyer who is experienced in this area, please call The Ruth Law Team at (888) 783-8378 today or schedule a free case evaluation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bedsores

What should you do if you find bedsores on a bedridden patient?

ATTENTION: The presence of bedsores is often indicative of a nursing home’s neglect both in causing and failing to prevent such ulcers. As advocates for the elderly and their families, The Ruth Law Team has many years of experience handling hundreds of cases resulting from the negligence and resulting patient abuse that occurs in many nursing homes. You can learn more about how to recognize... read more?

What Should I Look For When Selecting A Nursing Home?

Prepare a list of facilities and investigate.The resources available on the internet have made this processes a lot easier than in the past. Medicare provides many resources a nursing home comparison tool, http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/a guide to choosing a nursing home, http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/Include/DataSection/Questions/SearchCriteriaNEW.aspA nursing home checklist, ... read more?

Our Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Case Studies

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Resident Neglected & Develops Bedsores

Recovery for nursing home resident. The nursing home’s negligence caused bedsores on back and heels which became infected.
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Nursing Home Resident Abused & Neglected

Recovered for victim of sustained multiple falls, fractured arm, infections, bedsores on back and heels, and became malnourished and dehydrated.
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Resident at Nursing Home Becomes Malnourished & Dehydrated

Settlement recovered for a nursing home resident who sustained multiple falls, fractured arm, developed infections, bedsores on back and heels, and became malnourished and dehydrated.
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Settlement for resident of rehab facility caused death from malnutrition and infections from pressure sores due to neglect.
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Common Causes of Bedsores

In a typically healthy person, ulcers do not normally form because the person is continuously moving around and making minor adjustments to relieve any long-term pressure. Nursing home residents who lack the ability or awareness to make these continuous pressure relief adjustments are very susceptible to developing ulcers. 

The nursing home must be aware of these residents who are at an increased risk for developing ulcers and take the appropriate measures to prevent the development of such ulcers. Some of the most common factors that contribute to bedsores include:

  • Friction between the body and a bed or a chair
  • Inability to move easily due to old age or illness
  • Weight loss that causes less padding over bony areas
  • Shearing or when the skin is pulled away from the bone
  • Poor diet
  • Dehydration or Malnutrition
  • Moist skin due to sweating or incontinence
  • Medical conditions such as diabetes

Contact a Bedsores Lawyer

Having painful bedsores due to neglect at the hands of a nursing home or assisted living facility can have a significant impact on you and those you love. That is why it is essential to hold any involved parties accountable for the damages that they have caused by contacting The Ruth Law Team at (888) 783-8378 for a free review of your case by a bedsores lawyer on our team. Let us put our experience and resources to work for you so you can focus on putting your life back together.

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For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

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