Sometimes a loved one can sustain a bed sore, also known as a pressure sore, in a nursing home or assisted living center. A bedsore is not something that just happens because of old age. Instead, it is a sign of neglect by the nursing home staff. Bed sores typically occur when a patient has been lying in a bed or sitting in a wheelchair for too long of a time without being moved or rotated.
Bedsores are simply an injury that occurs to the skin and tissue because of long-term pressure on the skin. The areas of the body where bed sores typically arise are the bony areas. If bedsores are not treated quickly, they can result in serious infections which can lead to other serious illnesses or even death.
If your loved one has been a victim of a bed sore, then he or she has a right to hold the nursing home accountable and to receive compensation for the pain and suffering that’s been experienced. Our nursing home lawyers at Carr & Carr have experience in bedsore cases and can consult with you free of charge to see if you have a case. Further, we only charge if there is a recovery. We have offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Northwest Arkansas and can help you no matter where you live. Please contact us today.