Bedsores: A Sign Of Nursing Home Neglect

Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers, are a common symptom of nursing home neglect. These painful sores are typically caused by pressure on sensitive skin and tissue when an individual is not moved for long periods of time.

Despite being preventable, bedsores are all too common in nursing homes, hospitals and other care facilities. These facilities are expected to meet certain standards of care. When they fail and it results in bedsores and other signs of abuse, it may be possible to take legal action and pursue compensation. At Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst in Oklahoma City, our bedsore injury lawyers can help.

Standing With You To Hold Nursing Homes Accountable

Many of our clients never expected to become involved in a legal dispute. We know that the prospect of a lawsuit can be intimidating, but filing a claim is important for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it gives you a chance to secure the safety and proper care of your loved one.

In addition, you may pursue compensation for your loved one to cover medical expenses, relocation costs, and pain and suffering. Taking legal action can also improve policies and patient care for the benefit of everyone at the negligent nursing home.

As personal injury attorneys, we are proud to help seniors and their families fight nursing home negligence and improve the quality of care in Oklahoma's assisted living facilities.

Contact Us — Your Loved One Deserves Justice

It takes experience, courage and resources to stand up to abusive nursing homes, their insurance companies and their attorneys. Our on-staff nurses and investigators help us ensure that you have the care you need while we build the strongest case possible on your behalf.

Discuss your case with a knowledgeable lawyer and begin taking steps to protect your loved one's safety and care. Please contact us via email or call 800-539-0652 to arrange your free initial consultation.