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Many hospital patients and elderly individuals in nursing homes have limited mobility due to severe injuries and/or illness. Such individuals should be provided with special care to ensure that they do not develop bed sores. Bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers, occur when consistent pressure on one area of the body disrupts blood and oxygen flow. This can cause the skin and underlying tissue to break down, resulting in painful, potentially fatal sores. Bed sores are one of the most common signs that a patient or nursing home resident is not receiving the level of care he or she needs.

At Sands, White & Sands, we can help you take action against negligent medical practitioners and facilities. Our Daytona Beach bed sores attorneys, along with the help of various experts, conduct thorough investigations to determine the cause of your loved one’s injuries. Our goal is to hold the negligent parties accountable—legally and financially—for the suffering their negligence has caused.

To find out how our team If you or a loved one suffered injuries as a result of nursing home neglect, contact us at (386) 258-1622.can help you with your case, reach out to us at (386) 258-1622 or fill out an online contact form. We offer free initial consultations and contingent fees.

How Bed Sores Occur

Lying in a fixed position for a long period of time, especially if one is unable to move, rotate, or get up, can lead to bed sores. When a hospital patient or elderly nursing home resident is unable to move on his/her own, nurses and other medical staff should ensure that the individual is properly hydrated, bathed, and rotated periodically. Failure to provide the proper medical care or to identify bed sores when they develop can cause more serious injuries or a worsening of the condition.

The following types of neglect could lead to the development of bed sores:

  • Failing to notify the physician or family when sores develop
  • Failing to examine patients/residents consistently for signs of sores
  • Allowing the patient/resident to sit in wet or soiled diapers/sheets
  • Failing to provide the patient/resident with proper fluids/nutrition
  • Keeping the patient/resident in the same position for long periods of time

In addition to being extremely painful, bed sores can be very dangerous, as they can lead to infection and sepsis. In some cases, bed sores that go untreated can cause bone infection and require amputation. In extreme cases, they may lead to death.

Dedicated to Fighting for Victims of Medical Malpractice

At Sands, White & Sands, we are committed to protecting the victims of medical malpractice and nursing home neglect. With 40 years of experience, our Daytona Beach bed sores lawyers are here to support you and your family. We have seen the way malpractice and neglect affect individuals and families, and we strive to help victims recover the fair compensation they are owed.

Not only can filing a personal injury claim help you receive the compensation you need, but it can also serve as a way to hold negligent parties accountable. In very severe cases, you may be able to pursue punitive damages, which seek to punish the liable parties for particularly egregious negligence.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries as a result of nursing home neglect, contact us at (386) 258-1622.

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