The Danger of New York Nursing Home Bedsores

Many New York and New Jersey nursing home patients are bedridden or confined to wheelchairs. Many once active adults are now no longer able to change position without assistance. The situation is not only emotionally challenging, but it can also be physically dangerous.

Nursing Home Residents Who are Not Properly Cared for May Develop Bedsores

Bedsores, or pressure ulcers, can occur on skin that is damaged by staying in one place for too long. These wounds are not only uncomfortable, they are also dangerous. A bedsore can become infected and endanger a person's life.

Nursing homes are required to assess patients who may be at risk of bedsores and implement a plan to prevent bedsores from occurring. If this does not occur, the nursing home may be negligent in its care of a resident.

Generally, patients who are at risk of developing bedsores should have their position changed at least every two hours. Yet, some nursing homes just don't do this. It may be a lack of staff or a lack of understanding about what could really happen if a patient is not appropriately cared for. Whatever the reason, it could result in a medical malpractice injury that is difficult, if not impossible, to recover from.

Contact a New York Nursing Home Abuse Attorney if a Loved One's Been Hurt

It is estimated that more than 1 in 10 nursing home residents develop bedsores. If you believe that your loved one has been hurt and developed dangerous bedsores because of the neglect of a New York nursing home, then we encourage you to contact an experienced New York medical malpractice attorney today for a free consultation. The New York medical malpractice lawyers of The Pagan Law Firm would be pleased to provide you with a free consultation. Please call us today at 1-800-PAGAN-911 for a free discussion of your case.

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