Did your loved one fall in a nursing home in Parkland? Does your loved one have bed sores that developed after residing in a nursing home in Parkland or anywhere in Broward County? If you or someone you know is experiencing nursing home abuse in Parkland or anywhere in Florida, it’s possible that our nursing home abuse lawyers may be able to help. The best advice we can give you is to contact a personal injury lawyer such as one of the attorneys from our personal injury firm to see if you can get assistance in pursuing your nursing home abuse case.
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- We have over 40 years of experience representing nursing home abuse victims
- We have the financial resources to handle your case
- We only handle a limited amount of cases to provide you with the attention you deserve
- We accommodate your schedule to meet with our attorneys at a time that works best for you
When a loved one is living in a nursing home, we often fear that they are not getting adequate care. Sadly, in some nursing home facilities, this is the case. Perhaps the most frustrating part of nursing home abuse is that it is preventable. Nursing home abuse is any form of sub-standard care that results in harm to the patient. This includes but is not limited to:
- The development of bed sores
- Personal hygiene neglect
- Inadequate medical care
- Neglect of basic needs such as food, water, and safety
Bed sores, also known as decubitus ulcers or pressure ulcers are one of the most common types of abuse found in nursing homes. A bed sore is skin breakdown caused by unrelieved pressure. When a nursing home resident is left sitting on a chair or lying in bed and extended period of time, they are prone to developing pressure ulcers. Other times, caregivers fail to provide personal hygiene after a resident has soiled himself/herself. When a resident is left soiled for several hours, the skin can breakdown, create an ulcer, and the resident could potentially develop an infection.
Family and friends of nursing home residents can be active in the care of their loved ones by asking questions such as when the last time their family member was moved in bed or how long their family member has been sitting in the chair. In addition, they should be familiar with early signs of bed sore formation. The following is a list of signs that could potentially indicate pressure ulcer formation provided by Medline Plus:
- Skin redness
- Warm areas
- Spongy or hard skin
- Breakdown of the top layers of skin or a sore
If you or someone you know is being abused in a nursing home in Parkland, our nursing home abuse lawyers may be able to assist you. Call us now toll-free at (954) 833-1440.
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