The discovery that an elderly or disabled loved one is suffering with bedsores is both alarming and disturbing. Also called pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, bedsores are far more serious than any ordinary "rash." They can lead to a potentially deadly sepsis infection or another life-threatening outcome.
At The Skolnick Weiser Law Firm, LLC, in Cleveland, we take allegations of nursing home neglect and abuse very seriously. Properly trained personnel in a nursing home or other such care facility should have a high awareness of the dangers of bedsores and take measures to prevent them. If your loved one has been neglected, our lawyers want to know about it and evaluate whether legal action is justified.
Has Your Loved One Become Seriously Ill Or Passed Away In A Nursing Home?
A bedridden person must be repositioned with some frequency to relieve pressure on the skin at specific body points. Often, if this is not being done, inadequate care has also caused malnutrition, dehydration and other serious conditions. If your loved one has experienced a rapid, unexplained decline or died from an infection, there may well be systemic negligence in the nursing home that affects many other patients.
Our legal team has won substantial settlements and verdicts for victims of nursing negligence and families impacted by wrongful death. Working with investigators and other qualified experts, we know how to expose and prove violations of the laws and standards that apply to nursing home care.
Turn To Caring Lawyers Focused On Exposing Mistreatment And Obtaining Compensation
We build our cases for trial in order to help clients rebuild their lives. Holding facilities and administrators that allow bedsores to develop financially liable is often the only way to force change and protect others from similar hardship, heartbreak and loss.
You can benefit from a free consultation and case evaluation when you turn to our respected law firm for the injured. Our northeast Ohio nursing home abuse attorneys and support staff will treat you with personal care and respect. For the advice and help you need in this traumatic time, contact us online or by telephone at 216-706-9722 or 800-566-5002 (toll free).