Pressure Sores Could Be A Sign Of Nursing Home Abuse

If your loved one lives in a nursing home and he or she developed pressure sores, it could be a sign of abuse or neglect. We take any sign of mistreatment seriously, and we can help your family take immediate action to protect the rights and interests of your loved one.

At the Knoxville-based law firm of Pryor Priest & Harber, we take the abuse and mistreatment of nursing home residents seriously. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can take action on behalf of your family, helping you secure rightful compensation and holding liable parties accountable. Bedsores are serious, and they could be a sign of a serious problem.

The Grave Implications Of Bedsores

It is not an easy decision to place your loved one in a nursing home. When you made the decision to move a family member in, it was with the expectation that he or she would receive quality care and appropriate medical support. However, the development of bedsores, also called pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, could indicate neglect in the following ways:

  • Bedsores are often a symptom that a patient is not being turned enough if bedridden.
  • It could indicate that your loved one is not getting requested help or getting medical care when reporting an issue.
  • This issue could indicate a problem with staffing, supervision and the training of staff members.

Bedsores are more than just a sore – they could have potentially life-threatening implications because they can lead to serious infections such as septicemia. We will take your loved one's condition seriously, thoroughly investigating the situation in order to determine if it is a result of lack of medical care or neglect.

No amount of compensation can reverse what your loved one experienced, but a civil claim can allow you hold liable parties accountable and ensure your family member gets the care he or she deserves going forward.

The Support Your Family Deserves

If your loved one in a nursing home has bedsores, it can be beneficial to take quick action to protect his or her interests. Call us at 865-223-6303 or reach out online to schedule a free evaluation of your case with an attorney.