Springfield Bed Sores Attorney
Staff members at nursing homes and assisted-living facilities can fail to provide adequate care to patients and residents at several points. When doctors or nurses fail to address bed sores, they could be avoiding the main problem. Typically, nursing home abuse or negligence is the result of poor nursing standards, understaffing, management failures, lack of supervision or patient neglect. If you suspect that your loved one developed bedsores as a result of negligent care, speak with a Springfield nursing home abuse attorney as soon as possible.
What Are Bed Sores?
Bed sores—also known as pressure sores—are injuries to skin and tissues beneath the skin. They develop from friction and prolonged pressure, which disrupts the blood supply. Nursing home residents who remain in the same position for long periods experience great pressure on the parts of their bodies that are in contact with the surface of the bed or chair. The tissues between the bed or chair surface and the bone are, in essence, crushed to the point that lack of blood eventually erodes the tissue and causes an open sore.
What Causes Bed Sores?
Bed sores are caused by numerous events, all stemmed from negligent care by the caregiver. These include:
- Pressure from a hard surface (such as a bed or wheelchair)
- Pressure placed on the skin from involuntary muscle movements (such as muscle spasms)
- Moisture which can breakdown the outer layer of skin (epidermis)
You and your loved ones should not be forced to endure suffering from bedsores. If neglected and untreated, bedsores and pressure point sores can quickly develop into life threatening decubitus ulcers, lesions and infections, which can spread. If your loved one ever speaks of poor care or neglect, look for other symptoms such as disorientation, malnutrition, medication errors, dehydration and bedsores.
Contact Our Springfield Bed Sores Attorneys
At Kanoski Bresney, we have been advocating on behalf of injured people in central Illinois for more than 40 years. Our Springfield personal injury attorneys help individuals and families that have suffered because of negligence and abuse seek compensation for physical, emotional and financial damages.
As central Illinois’ largest personal injury law firm, we have offices in Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Macomb, Pekin, Quincy, Rushville and Springfield. With our experience and resources, we can ensure that you get the respect, response and results ® you deserve.