Negligence and Bed Sores
- Not adequately moving a patient according to the medical standard of care
- Malnutrition or a lack of hydration, making the skin more susceptible to bed sores
- Neglect of nurses or staff
What should you do if you think your loved one is being neglected?
It is important to take steps to protect your loved one. While bed sores are a sign of possible neglect, they are not proof. It is important to collect evidence if you can. Tell the nursing home staff and ask for reasons for the sore and documentation that states they are providing the standard of care your loved one deserves. Talk to an attorney that can investigate the nursing home for a history of complaints.
Contact a Washington D.C. Nursing Home Neglect Attorney
Trombly & Singer, PLLC proactively fight nursing home neglect. Our lawyers work with clients who have claims involving bed sores in the greater Washington D.C. area. If your loved one suffers or has suffered from a bed sore and you believe it was caused by neglect, it is important to discuss your claim with an experienced attorney. Contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC for a consultation.