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Bed Sores

Nursing Home Negligence Attorney

Bed sores are a completely preventable injury that should never be allowed to happen to any nursing home patient. Unfortunately, some negligent nursing homes allow bed sores, also known as decubitus ulcers, to develop and worsen without treatment.

At the Law Offices of Charles N. Rock, we pursue nursing home neglect claims on behalf of injured patients and their families. To schedule a free consultation contact nursing home negligence attorney Charles Rock – serving Newburgh, New Paltz, Kingston, Middletown, New Windsor, Poughkeepsie and surrounding New York areas. You will not pay a fee unless we help you get compensation.

Understanding How Nursing Home Neglect Causes Bed Sores

Bed sores are one of the most common consequences of nursing home negligence. Once these ulcers take hold, they are extremely difficult if not impossible to heal and can eventually prove fatal. The following are some of the circumstances that can cause bed sores to develop:

  • Failure to turn the patient: The main cause of bed sores is failure to turn bedridden patients often enough to prevent pressure from building up and cutting off blood flow to certain areas of tissue.
  • Failure to change sheets and diapers: When a patient is not cleaned up quickly enough after a loss of urinary or bowel control, the acids in urine and feces can drastically speed up the onset of bed sores.
  • Dehydration and malnutrition : Patients who have become dehydrated or malnourished — often as a result of negligence on the part of nursing home staff — are at a higher risk of developing bed sores more quickly.

We carefully document the causes and consequences of our clients’ injuries with the help of credible nursing home experts. Nursing home negligence attorney Charles Rock is fully prepared to take cases to trial in order to hold negligent nursing homes accountable.

If your parent or other loved one has developed a bed sore in a nursing home, you may have limited time to bring a claim for restitution. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your options with a dedicated nursing home negligence lawyer. Serving Newburgh, New Paltz, Kingston, Middletown, New Windsor, and Poughkeepsie, NY.