Find A Nursing Home Bed Sore Attorney
Nursing home bedsores are also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers. These sores are caused by a lack of blood flow to an area of the skin resulting from prolonged pressure on one area of the body. Bed sores commonly develop on areas with prominent bones beneath thin layers of skin, such as the tailbone, heels, elbows and shoulder blades.
Most people do not develop bedsores since they are constantly moving and repositioning themselves. However, many Injury Attorneys should be considered.
Who Can Sue
A friend or loved one has developed a bedsore while in a nursing home.
Bedsores or pressure sores develop over time and are usually placed into categories according to the severity of the damage. The bed sore stages can range from mild redness to destruction of the bone and muscle tissue.
- Stage I Bedsore: Surface of the skin is red and irritated
- Stage II Bedsore: Blisters or shallow craters form where the outer layer of skin dies
- Stage III Bedsore: Sores have entered the deeper layers of skin and often appear as a large open, bleeding and oozing wound
- Stage IV Bedsore: The most severe stage, where the sores have penetrated all layers of the skin, exposing muscle or bone
Bedsore lawsuits are pursued to obtain compensation for the injuries suffered and operate as an important safeguard in our society to protect the rights of residents and make sure that proper standards are followed.