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
- 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 office has successfully
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.