Naples Bed Sores Attorney
Unfortunately, many patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities develop bed sores. Bed sores are injuries to the skin due to pressure and while they are common, they shouldn’t be. Bed sores should not be an acceptable part of being in a nursing home or assisted living facility. In fact, they are considered “never events,” in that they should never happen.
Bed sores can be painful and dangerous. If your loved one has been a victim, seek legal help right away. Bed sores may seem benign, but they can develop complications such as infection. Contact a Naples bed sores attorney from Kohn Law for a case review.
How Serious Are Bed Sores?
Bed sores occur when a person sits or lies in the same position for too long. Mild ones may involve pain, redness, and itching. More severe ones may develop into blisters filled with pus. They may be so deep that they even affect a person’s muscles and ligaments, requiring antibiotics and hospitalization. Some bed sores result in complications such as infections, sepsis, osteomyelitis, and even death.
Should I File a Lawsuit?
If your loved one has developed bed sores, you should understand your legal rights. You do have legal options, and that includes filing a lawsuit against the at-fault nursing home.
A bed sore lawsuit can be helpful in a couple ways. First, it brings about much-needed compensation for your family. This money serves to right the wrong as well as pay for any medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages caused by the bed sore.
Bed sore lawsuits do more than just put money in the pockets of victims and their families. They are also helpful in creating facility and policy changes so that residents can receive better care. Bed sores are entirely preventable. They should never happen in any type of facility. Even bedridden patients should receive attention and care for staff members to avoid these injuries. Proper repositioning can help.
However, not all nursing home and assisted living residents receive proper care because of one thing: money. The agenda of most nursing homes is to maximize profits and minimize expenses. This often means pinching pennies by hiring untrained or unqualified staff, which affects the care of the residents.
This makes nursing homes and staff at fault for bed sores. Even though the staff members do not intentionally cause the injuries, they do so indirectly by being overworked and not properly trained. When these injuries occur, nursing homes need to be proactive and make changes so that they never occur again.
Contact Kohn Law Today
Bed sores should be taken seriously. If your loved one has suffered from these uncomfortable injuries, seek legal help right away.
Kohn Law can help you with your case. Schedule a consultation today to see how we can help bring about justice. To contact our Naples bed sores attorney, call (813) 428-8504 or fill out the online form.