Bed Sores

Putting one’s parents or other loved ones in the care of an assisted living facility or nursing home is a difficult decision, but it is often necessary. It would be impossible for most untrained individuals to provide elderly family members with the quality of care that a professionally staffed and dedicated 24 hour environment offers. So, in order to grant a better life, people often place an incredible amount of trust in the promises made by the agents of a facility. When that trust is broke by unforgivable elder abuse, legal action is necessary.

If your loved one has developed bed sores because of negligent treatment at the hands of an assisted living facility, then it is important for their own welfare and the safety of others that you file suit. Contact the Phoenix elder abuse lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. today at 800-763-0964.

Causes and Effects of Bed Sores

“Bed sore” is the informal name by which pressure sores or pressure ulcers are known. They are entirely preventable through even the most basic attendant care by the staff of a nursing home, which makes it even more disturbing that they are such a common occurrence. Typically, they are found on skin from the buttocks down to the heels in places where inadequate circulation leads to tissue death.

A nursing home resident can unfortunately develop bed sores by:

  • Not Being Moved While Confined to a Bed
  • Not Being Shifted from a Wheelchair
  • An inability to Move Independently

Beyond the sores themselves, which can be painful and difficult to heal, complications from bed sores may include:

  • Cellulitis
  • Bone Infections
  • Joint Infections
  • Sepsis
  • Cancer

If you have entrusted your loved one to someone else’s professional care, you should not hesitate to contact the authorities if you suspect elder abuse. To see uncaring and negligent elder assistance facilities brought to justice for their cruelty, contact an experienced Phoenix bed sores attorney immediately.

Contact Us

Our elders deserve dignity and respect. Contact the Phoenix elder abuse lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 to learn what we can do for you and your loved one.

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