Nursing Home Pressure Sore Injuries
 A nursing home resident has the right to live a life of dignity. A nursing home often guarantees that a resident will be treated with the utmost care and attention. However, there are too many times where the nursing home staff act neglectfully and serious injury is suffered. One sign that a nursing home resident may have been neglected is a bed sore. Not all bed sores are caused by negligence and consulting with an attorney is important. Trombly & Singer, PLLC has over 30 years of experience helping victims of serious injury brought on by neglect. If you need our help, contact our firm to discuss your legal matter.

Negligence and Bed Sores

Bed sores are not normal conditions of living in a nursing home. Most bedsores are preventable, with a few exceptions. When a resident is temporarily or permanently bedridden, they must be moved regularly from side to side every two hours or so to relieve the pressure on a particular area. Some examples of neglect that lead to bed sores include:
  • 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.