Bedsores are also known as pressure ulcers. Often nursing homes are careless about handling the day-to-day care of seniors. Residents who are unable to move about on their own are supposed to be regularly repositioned by staff. This requires that the facility maintain sufficient numbers of staff in order to perform these tasks. Likewise, nutrition plays a big role in healing. So, when nursing homes cut corners, ignore patient safety, and allow residents to develop these painful, yet usually preventable, wounds, it can lead to devastating consequences.
Bedsores, when left untreated, can lead to:
- Painful surgeries
- Increased risk of health complications
- Failure to thrive
Bedsores are often overlooked because they show up on hidden areas, right above bony places, like the tailbone, shoulders, elbows, heels, and even back of the neck. If your loved one is developing bedsores in an Illinois nursing home, contact an aggressive nursing home abuse lawyer today. There are strict time limits on getting justice, so do not delay. For the past decade, attorney Jaye Lindsay has been helping families fight back against negligent Illinois nursing homes. We can be reached 24/7 at (618) 515-5555.
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