Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence
With an aging population and rising costs of health care placement of loved ones in a nursing home has become a reality for many.
Nursing home negligence and abuse can lead to bedsores or pressure ulcers which result from prolonged laying or sitting on an unforgiving surface. Simply moving or re-positioning a patient can greatly reduce the likelihood of bedsores and the pain, discomfort and source of infection which they bring. Further there are specialized air mattresses which can reduce pressure and prevent formation of bedsores.
If you believe that you or a loved one was the victim of nursing home negligence resulting in bedsores, please contact the Lewis Law Firm today.
Not all infections are avoidable. However, with the high rate of administration of antibiotics, some infections are being difficult, if not impossible, to avoid and treat effectively. MRSA and VRE are two such examples of “resistant bugs.” For the elderly confined to a nursing home and largely sedentary, an acquired infection can be catastrophic and deadly.
So how can a patient be certain that the nursing home their loved one is placed in is clean, free from colonized infections, and there is no nursing home neglect? How can a patient be certain that the nursing home their loved one is placed in has adopted and is following proper infection control protocol?
If you believe that you or a loved one was the victim of a nursing home neglect or acquired infection, please contact the Lewis Law Firm today.
Not all nursing home care is quality care, most are now run by large corporations with a presence out of state, and your loved ones may be experiencing nursing home abuse or neglect without you realizing it.
Dramatic weight loss, falls, broken bones which are unaccounted for, bedsores or pressure ulcers, can be the result of nursing home neglect. Are the nutritional needs of your loved one being met? Are they “injuring themselves” with surprising frequency? Do the people attending to them on a daily basis have reasonably explanations and do they document injuries properly? Do they move or re-position or even change the clothing of your loved one in your presence?
If you believe that you or a loved one was the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, please contact the Lewis Law Firm today for a nursing home negligence lawyer. For more information on Nursing Home Negligence read the Lewis Law Firm blog.
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