Attorneys For Nursing Home Neglect
Bedsores are a common sign of nursing home neglect. Also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, bedsores are caused when blood pools into pressure points where a person’s body meets a bed, couch or wheelchair and is not moved for an extended length of time. If you notice bedsores on a loved one in a nursing home or other long-term care facility, you may be dealing with nursing home negligence.
At the Connecticut law firm of Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, we are known for our experience helping families expose nursing home neglect and collect compensation for resulting injuries. We have been approved by the AARP legal group and have worked with other national organizations when it comes to standing up for the rights of the elderly. If you suspect your loved one is a victim of nursing home neglect, call 203-285-3593 or 866-530-7228 and arrange a free consultation.
Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers Who Can Protect Your Loved Ones
Bedsores frequently occur as a result of nursing home staff failing to:
- Monitor residents
- Turn or readjust immobile residents periodically
- Provide pressure-relieving devices such as air mattresses or thick pillows
- Provide proper nutrition for residents
When a nursing home resident is confined to a bed or wheelchair, staff members have a duty to move that person periodically to prevent bedsores from developing. Failure to supervise nursing home staff can result in bedsores that could have been avoided by careful monitoring and attention. Once a bedsore develops, efficient diagnosis and treatment are essential.
Common Locations Of Bedsores
Bedsores are common on the parts of the body that come into continuous contact with a surface, including:
- Back of the head
- Lower back
- Inner knees
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If someone you love is suffering from bedsores, you can help by calling our nursing home negligence attorneys. We will undertake a great legal effort designed to obtain compensation for your loved one’s medical costs and suffering. Contact us online or call 203-285-3593 or 866-530-7228 to schedule a free consultation.
Our firm is near New Haven, in proximity to the intersection of I-91, I-95 and I-84. Evening and weekend appointments are available.
We handle nursing home negligence cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing until we get results for you.