Waycross Nursing Home Negligence Attorney
When a nursing home patient suffers bedsores, it is often a warning sign that he or she is receiving substandard care. Bedsores are often preventable with proper care.
Due to injury, illness or fatigue, patients at nursing homes may lay in bed for extended periods of time. Patients who are unable to turn themselves must be turned once every few hours by nursing home staff to avoid an unnecessary buildup of pressure on their skin that may cause the formation of bedsores and pressure sores. In addition to properly turning patients, nursing home staff must ensure that patients are properly fed, hydrated and bathed to avoid an increased susceptibility to bedsores.
If your loved one has developed bedsores or has sustained serious or fatal injuries resulting from any form of nursing home negligence or abuse, contactThe Helms Law Firm in Homerville, Georgia.
Bedsores Can Cause Serious or Fatal Injuries
Bedsores typically start out as a redness or irritation of the skin. As they progress, bedsores may cause open holes in a patient's skin which may easily become infected. Bedsore infections may cause serious or fatal injuries.
While nursing homes are responsible to take adequate steps to prevent their patients from developing bedsores, they are equally as responsible to timely treat bedsores and provide proper medical care for the safety of their patients.
Help for Victims of Nursing Home Neglect
Since many nursing home patients are too ill to protect their rights, it becomes incumbent on their family members to take appropriate legal action when a nursing home patient has been injured due to substandard care.
Our principal lawyer, Jeff Helms, has been a passionate advocate on behalf of injured clients for more than 20 years. He understands how nursing homes often deny responsibility and falsely blame age or illness as the cause of patient injuries. He understands how to gather critical evidence that will uncover evidence of negligence and help to establish the full extent of his clients' injuries. He is committed to working diligently for his clients to pursue the best possible outcome on their behalf.
Contact a Valdosta Bedsores Attorney Now
If you have questions and need to speak with a Homerville nursing home and bedsores injury lawyer, we are pleased to offer a free consultation. For assistance, call 912-487-5377 or contact us by e-mail.