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Bedsores, Skin Ulcers and Pressure Sores

Nursing Home Abuse Attorney in West Virginia

Man with bedsores

If your loved one has been injured while in a nursing home from the use of physical restraints or other forms of nursing home abuse, you need aggressive legal representation by a West Virginia nursing home abuse lawyer who understands the serious nature of such unprofessional conduct. Our impressive record of success and our personal interest in our client’s well-being are the reasons for the large number of referrals we receive from prior clients and members of the legal community.

The death rate from pressure sores is an astonishing 7% to 8%

As our loved ones grow older, their bodies become more fragile and inefficient. What does this mean if you have a dear one who is no longer physically active? Sitting or laying in one position for too long eventually causes a painful wound. The skin breaks down as the circulation slows to any area of the body subjected to pressure such as against the buttocks or other areas where bone is close to the skin. If not treated aggressively these wounds can deepen and become infected. The death rate from pressure sores is an astonishing 7% to 8%. The development of bed sores is a sign that the patient is suffering from nursing home neglect.

Putting an End to Nursing Home Abuse

These injuries are usually slow to heal. Unfortunately once a pressure sore (decubitus ulcer) has developed the wound is far more likely to recur. The best treatment is attentive routine care which prevents such an injury from happening at all. Malnutrition and dehydration greatly contribute to the occurrence of this type of injury, but the real root of the problem is simply lack of proper care. A bed-ridden person must be turned every hour and a wheelchair bound person’s position should be shifted every 15 minutes. There is no acceptable excuse for not adhering to this standard medical protocol. A nursing home abuse lawyer at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC is committed to stopping abuse at assisted living facilities.

A bed-ridden person must be turned every hour and a wheelchair bound person’s position should be shifted every 15 minutes. There is no acceptable excuse for not adhering to this standard medical protocol.

If your loved one has been injured while in a nursing home from the use of physical restraints or other forms of nursing home abuse, you need aggressive legal representation by a nursing home abuse lawyer who understands the serious nature of such unprofessional conduct. We have over 35 years of combined legal experience. We do not back down. Our impressive record of success and our personal interest in our client’s well-being are the reasons for the large number of referrals we receive from prior clients and members of the legal community.