Bedsores as a Result of Medical Negligence
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How do you develop bedsores? Bedsores, also called pressure ulcers are injuries to skin that covers bony areas of the body, such as hips and tailbone, and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin. People most at risk of bedsores have medical conditions that limit their ability to change positions or cause them to spend most of their time in a bed such as people who are hospitalized or are in nursing homes. They can develop over hours or days but can be preventable when proper procedures are followed in medical facilities. When proper care is not administered, the outcome can be painful, resulting in a permanent injury and can even be life-threatening.
At a hospital or nursing facility, neglect often contributes to a patient’s decline. One of the most frequent forms of injury stemming from facility/provider neglect and negligence are bedsores. And they can occur at these facilities when a care provider fails to re-position a patient and/or due to the poor handling of a patient, leading to friction or shearing forces on the skin.
Once a patient is admitted to a hospital or nursing home, the facility has a responsibility to provide patients with the best care possible. Hospitals and long-term care facilities can face legal liability when a patient develops bedsores if a duty of care was breached.
If you or a loved one have suffered from bedsores due to neglect from a hospital or nursing home, let Karasik Law Group fight for you to get the compensation you deserve. Call us today to set up your free consultation: 718-502-9112 and be sure to visit our website at www.karasiklawyers.com. At Karasik Law Group, winning matters. Win with us! We speak for the injured; our results speak for themselves.