Bedsores & Ulcers – New Jersey Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse Attorney
For those who are unaware of the full scope of damage that can be caused by bedsores or decubitus ulcers, they may not sound like that serious of an issue. However, those who have seen the damage that can come from bed sores know just how serious the health risks can be.
Bedsores are also known as pressure sores. This is because bedsores are caused when elderly or other immobile patients spend too long in one position. Nursing homes have a responsibility to regularly rotate immobile residents to prevent this type of injury. If bedsores appear, it is a sign that the nursing home is not meeting its responsibilities to your loved one.
Damage can begin to accumulate in points where the body weight is applying pressure against the mattress or chair in which the individual rests. Common points for bed sores include:
- Tail bone
Bedsores can begin as minor sores which, if they are not properly treated, will grow and develop. The bedsores can possibly become infected and damage tissues such as bones, muscles, and tendons. In the most severe instances, the infection from bedsores has been fatal.
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At Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A., our lawyers can help you protect your loved ones from negligent nursing home care and the effects it can have, such as bedsores. For more than 35 years, our attorneys have been providing exceptional representation to our clients. We will investigate the facts of your case and work to hold the responsible parties accountable for how their failures injured your loved one. Let us help you to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
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If an elderly loved one in a nursing home has developed bedsores, you need to take steps to ensure that their rights are protected. Let us conduct a thorough investigation of what happened to determine the liable parties so that we can hold them accountable. Turn to the experienced Middlesex County nursing home abuse lawyers of Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. To schedule your free initial consultation, call or simply contact us online.