Bed Sores (Decubitus Ulcers)

Nursing homes take in a lot of money from clients, families and from the federal government. In exchange for that, they take on the responsibility to provide residents with the care they need. Unfortunately, many of them don’t. In fact, a 1998 report from the General Accounting Office (GAO) specifically singled out nursing home facilities in California as being among the worst offenders.

Bed sores, also known as decubitus ulcers, are almost always the result of negligent care. And while nurses, doctors and other staff may offer some explanation to you, talking to an experienced nursing home abuse attorney about the situation may actually make a difference. Contact us.

At Young & Wallin, we represent victims of nursing home neglect in the Los Angeles area and throughout the state of California, fighting both to preserve their dignity and to obtain justice and compensation on their behalf.

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The reasons nursing home residents develop bed sores are many. Some have medical conditions such as diabetes that make them prone to developing bed sores. Others are simply bed-ridden and go too long without being moved or repositioned. The development of bed sores can also be exacerbated by malnutrition or dehydration. In any event, bed sores can be prevented in most cases by making sure residents get enough to eat and drink, that they use Tempur-Pedic mattresses, and by making sure that people who are bed-ridden or otherwise prone to developing bed sores get turned or repositioned every two hours.

Although many personal injury firms claim to handle nursing home neglect and abuse cases – the truth is that these cases are nothing like the majority of personal injury claims. They are complex, costly to pursue and are likely to be aggressively defended by the insurance company. Simply put, you have to know what you’re doing or you will likely be forced to settle your case for less than its full value. We have the experience and we can put that experience to work for you starting today.

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If someone you love is in a nursing home or an assisted living facility and they have developed bed sores, our lawyers can evaluate your case and provide the experience and skill required to stop the abuse and obtain justice.

Call our Los Angeles area nursing home abuse law offices directly or contact us online right now with a brief description of your concerns. Initial consultations are free of charge and you will pay no attorneys’ fees unless we are able to obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf.

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