Infected Bedsores in Nursing Homes
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Infected bedsores often develop due to nursing home neglect. When nursing home patients remain in the same position for too long (especially patients confined to beds or wheelchairs), they often develop bedsores (also known as pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers), which can become infected.
In extreme cases, infected bedsores can develop into sepsis, a potentially life-threatening medical condition that could result in organ failure or even death. That's why it's critical you contact us if your loved one developed an infected bedsore due to nursing home neglect.
How can nursing home neglect cause infected bedsores?
Nursing homes have an obligation to care for elderly people who need additional attention. When nursing homes fail to do so, the results can be catastrophic. That's why infected bedsores are among the most common nursing home neglect cases in Alabama and elsewhere.
Infected bedsores, or pressure ulcers, often develop when nursing homes fail to:
- Examine patients for signs of bedsores
- Properly treat patients with bedsores
- Move bedridden patients on a regular basis
- Turn and reposition patients who cannot do so themselves
Nursing home residents should maintain a healthy diet. Malnutrition may lead to bedsores and other health issues. Furthermore, exercise is important to keep blood flowing throughout the body (even if the physical activity is minimal movement).
Whatever the circumstances of your loved one infected bedsore, your family should not have to suffer emotionally or financially. That's why it's critical you contact us. Our experienced Alabama bedsore attorneys know how to hold nursing homes accountable for their actions.
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