Charleston Bedsore Attorney
What is a Bedsore?
A bedsore is an area of injury to the skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure to the area. Bedsores may form on bedridden patients who are unable to reposition themselves on their own and who are not regularly assisted by nursing home staff. Once a bedsore forms, it can be very difficult to get rid of, and if it is left untreated, it can lead to a serious and potentially fatal infection.
Bedsores are, in many cases, a sure sign of nursing home neglect. If your loved one has suffered a bedsore and you suspect that he or she has been neglected by nursing home staff, you may be entitled to compensation. We encourage you to contact Traywick Law Offices to discuss your case with a Charleston nursing home abuse lawyer and learn more about your rights. We may be able to help you recover compensation for your losses, including pain and suffering, medical bills, and more.
Consult with a compassionate Charleston nursing home abuse attorney today free of charge. We can be reached at (843) 343-5092.
Untreated Bedsores May Lead to Death
Bedsores, also called decubitus ulcers or pressure sores, are deteriorations of the tissues around the bony points of the body – typically the tailbone, heels, hips, and elbows. This progressive wound can be quite painful, as it causes the tissues around the affected area to slowly die. Malnourishment, dehydration, and lack of medical supervision can also contribute to the formation of bedsores.
Fighting for the Rights of Nursing Home Residents & Their Families
The care of our nation’s elderly residents is so important that there are various state and federal laws in place to protect them from abuse. While many nursing homes live up to these standards of care, there are some that fail to do so due to a lack of qualified staff, staff shortages, negligent hiring, and other reasons. Traywick Law Offices is committed to holding negligence facilities responsible when they cause injury to a vulnerable resident. If you believe you may have a case, please contact us to tell us the details. We’re ready to do what it takes to help you achieve justice.
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