The elderly are at risk of developing bed sores if they have a medical condition that limits their ability to change positions. In a nursing home environment, these injuries can develop if a resident is confined to a bed or wheelchair for an extended period of time. These injuries may be a sign of neglect.
Trevett Cristo Salzer & Andolina P.C. has extensive experience and success in prosecuting nursing home negligence claims for older adults and their families. We offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case.
Call 585-851-8952 to talk to our nursing home injury attorneys at Rochester, Ontario, Penfield, Greece and Irondequoit. We provide legal services on a contingency fee basis.
Preventable Injuries Suffered in New York Nursing Homes
Bed sores, also known as pressure sores or pressure ulcers, are injuries to skin and underlying tissues. The sores most often develop on skin that covers bony areas of the body such as the heel or hips.
Complications of bed sores can include:
- Sepsis, a rapidly progressing condition that can cause death
- Cellulitis, or infection of the skin's connective tissue
- Bone infections
- Skin cancer
To prevent bed sores from developing, nursing home staff need to reposition immobile patients periodically. When they fail to do so, the nursing home may be responsible for damages such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, and wrongful death.
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