Are You Suffering From Bedsores?

Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyers

Bedsores, when they occur, are almost always the result of substandard care. Under Nevada law, healthcare facilities in Southern Nevada must provide all patients, regardless of their type of insurance coverage, with care that meets a standard of care that a reasonable person would expect to get. They must take all reasonable steps to avoid exposing patients to unnecessary harms, one of the most common of which is decubitus ulcers, commonly known as bedsores.

If you or your loved one has suffered bedsores, contact a Las Vegas nursing home neglect attorney from the Law Offices of Steven M. Burris today. Attorney Burris can help you pursue justice on behalf of your loved one, providing the dedicated representation you need.

Hold negligent medical staff accountable for the injuries they cause. Call (702) 529-3101 to get started.

HOW TO PREVENT BEDSORES

Preventing bedsores isn’t tough – it simply requires a facility and its staff to take simple precautions. Because the proper prevention of bedsores require adequate staffing from trained persons who care, many facilities that are trying to maximize profits by understaffing or hiring "as needed" occasional labor personnel will oft times have bedsore situations at their facilities.

Some of the standard practices to prevent bedsores include:

  • Keeping the patient’s body clean
  • Regularly changing the bedsheets
  • Any area of the body touching the bed must be examined often
  • Patient must be moved regularly
  • Special mattresses and bedding may be required
  • Ointments should be used to prevent dry skin

Call (702) 529-3101 Today to Pursue Justice

If you have a bedsore– especially one that is growing in size–please realize that this is not "normal" and you should demand care from a wound care or burn care specialist physician, and an acute care type hospital, to treat this very dangerous health condition.

The Law Offices of Steven M. Burris represents those who have suffered bedsores in:

  • Hospitals
  • Rehab hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Assisted living homes
  • Group homes

If you are a loved one has suffered from a bed sore or decubitus ulcer condition, please consider that if you do nothing about it, legally, someone else may have to undergo the same shabby treatment. Our team has successfully handled numerous decubitus ulcer-related cases, and we would welcome the opportunity to consult with you.

Contact the Law Offices of Steven M. Burris to schedule an appointment for a free case consultation with our Las Vegas personal injury attorney.