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Nursing Home Abuse - Bed Sores Lawyers | Romanucci & Blandin

Bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers or pressure sores, can be painful and debilitating to an individual, and it can be devastating to see that a loved one has developed bed sores as a result of nursing home abuse or negligence. Bed sores are skin lesions that are usually formed because of constant pressure on bony parts of the body. The constant pressure causes restricted blood flow to the area and results in dying tissue. If your loved one is a resident at a nursing home facility or long-term care or assisted-living facility, they can be vulnerable to abuse or bed sores.

The most common places on the body where bed sores are found include:

  • Ankles
  • Coccyx (tailbone)
  • Elbows
  • Heels
  • Sacrum

Romanucci & Blandin handles a full range of nursing home abuse and malpractice cases, including cases involving bed sores. Nursing homes have an obligation to identify residents who are at risk for developing bed sores and for developing a plan to avoid them.

Risk factors for developing bed sores or pressure ulcers include:

  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes
  • Immobility
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Poor nutrition 

If you or someone you love is the victim of bed sores or pressure ulcers, our nursing home abuse attorneys are here to help you with your case. You put a great deal of trust in the nursing home staff to provide proper care and treatment of their residents, and if they fail to do so or breach the standard of care, they need to be held responsible for their actions and the personal injuries and damages suffered.

Free Consultation with a Chicago-based Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

The bed sore and pressure ulcer lawyers at Romanucci & Blandin have proven success in these types of cases. Please contact our office at Info@rblaw.net, 312-458-1000 or click here for a free evaluation of your case. There is never a fee until you are compensated for your injuries at the end of the case. 

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