Lauderhill Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Do you believe you lost your loved one due to nursing home abuse? Are you or your family member currently being abused in a nursing home in Lauderhill? Does someone you know have unexplained bruising or pressure ulcers after living in a nursing home? If you suspect or know that your loved one is being abused in a nursing home in Lauderhill or anywhere in Florida, our top recommendation is to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer such as one of the attorneys from our personal injury firm.Some of the Things That Make Us Different From Other Firms:
- We have more than 36 years of experience of successfully handling nursing home cases (Please take a look at our Verdicts and Settlements page)
- There are no upfront fees or costs to hire us
- We are selective of the cases we handle so the we can try to provide the best attention to our clients
Bed sores are painful ulcerations that most commonly form as a result of immobility but can also be caused by sitting in soiled linens or clothing. According to the most recent report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 11% of nursing home residents had pressure ulcers, with stage 2 pressure ulcers being the most common. In addition, the CDC reported that bed sores are more common in males than females; however, there is no significant difference among races.
Bed sores are categorized in 4 stages. For the most part, stage 1 and stage 2 bed sores can heal with appropriate treatment. Nevertheless, if the bed sores go untreated or are treated poorly, they can advance to stage 3 or 4. In more advanced stages, bed sores are a lot more difficult to heal and often lead to infections and can potentially be life-threatening. Chances of infection increase if the resident is incontinent because the sores can become contaminated by urine or feces.
If your loved one is immobile and living in a nursing home, it’s best to be involved in their care. If you see any red areas on your loved one’s body, contact their primary care provider promptly so that they can assess the red markings and take the appropriate measures. In addition, the following are possible indications of nursing home abuse:
- Poor hygiene
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Sudden weight loss or other signs of malnutrition
- Unexplained injuries
- Psychological issues
The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act established the standard of services that must be provided to nursing home residents. Among those standards are nurse staffing levels to provide quality care. In the state of Florida, abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an elderly or disabled individual is punishable by law and must be reported.
If you or a loved one have experienced nursing home abuse or currently being abused in a nursing home, it’s best to get to safe place to prevent any further abuse and contact a personal injury attorney so you can be advised on the best steps to take. Nursing home abuse cases have a statute of limitations so it’s imperative to act immediately. Call our office now toll-free at 1-877-853-7466 for your FREE consultation!