When you leave a parent, grandparent or loved one in the care of a nursing home or assisted living home you assume that they will be taken care of and attended to properly. Unfortunately that is not always the case. Many times due to neglect your loved ones may end up injured and suffering unnecessarily. A common form of neglect and injury is the development of bedsores due to not being properly supervised or cared for. If your loved one has sustained a bed sore injury in a Delaware Nursing Home please contact the Delaware nursing home injury attorneys at Shelsby & Leoni.
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What Are Bedsores?
Bedsores, also known as decubitus ulcers and pressure sores, are the result of lack of blood flow to certain areas of the body. They arise from the patient being left in one position for too long while in bed. If the blood flow is constricted long enough the surrounding tissue can become damaged. In severe cases the tissue can die completely resulting in tissue necrosis.
Causes Of Bedsores
Bedsores and pressure sores are one of the most common types of injuries as a result of nursing home neglect. Pressure sores are very easily prevented if the patient is properly cared for. In severe cases bedsores can progress into very severe medical conditions such as:
Bedsores are commonly caused by poorly trained staff, inadequate staffing and gross negligence or neglect. Consulting with our team of Wilmington Delaware Bedsore Injury Lawyers will ensure that your loved one obtains any and all benefits and sources of financial compensation they are entitled to for their injuries.
Contact Our Delaware Bedsore Injury Attorneys
Nothing hurts more than seeing an elderly relative being neglected at a nursing home, group home or assisted living home. Please contact our Georgetown Delaware bedsore injury lawyers to discuss your nursing home negligence or nursing home malpractice claim. Our Delaware elder law injury attorneys have over 30 years experience successfully handling personal injury claims in Delaware and or Maryland. Call today regarding getting any compensation and benefits you may be entitled to for your loved ones injuries.
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