Bedsores

Have You Noticed Blisters or Open Sores on Your Loved One’s Skin?

Bedsores may not be immediately recognizable for those who have never encountered them before. Bedsores typically start with redness in the skin. Blisters then form, followed by open sores or even crater-like holes that, when left untreated, can eventually expose tissue and bone. Bedsores pose serious medical concerns, as they can lead to sepsis, infection and death.

But bedsores are completely preventable so long as nursing home residents are receiving proper care. Unfortunately, overworked and underpaid nursing home staff may fail to follow care plans and may not properly reposition immobile residents.

At TROLMAN GLASER CORLEY & LICHTMAN, P.C., our nursing home negligence attorneys help victims who receive inadequate care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout New York. We have been representing injured New Yorkers for more than 40 years and we have a proven record of successful case results for victims of negligence and abuse. We put that knowledge and experience to work for you. To learn more, contact us online via e-mail or call (888) 627-4274. We fight, you win.

What Are Bedsores?

Bedsores, also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, occur when circulation is cut off, damaging skin and tissue. When vulnerable areas of the body — elbows, buttocks, hips, heels, ankles and other areas where most pressure is placed when in a bed or wheelchair — do not receive enough blood flow, tissue dies. And dead tissue leads to open sores or crater-like holes in the skin, posing serious risk of infection.

Nursing home residents most susceptible to bedsores are those who are confined to bed or a wheelchair because of paralysis, illness or impairment. Bedsores are prevented by moving immobile residents every two hours to provide adequate circulation and prevent pressure injuries.

To check for bedsores, family members should examine main pressure points for reddened areas that do not turn white when pressed.

Other Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

In addition to bedsores, other signs of neglect are often seen in nursing homes when residents do not receive adequate assistance with:

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