An Overview of Pressure Wounds
Bedsores (also known as pressure wounds, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers) are both common and preventable with proper care. Continuous pressure caused by a resident sitting or lying in one place for too long leaves him or her susceptible to skin breakdown and infection. Poor health conditions, malnourishment and dehydration can be contributing factors as well.
Relieving that pressure by moving and repositioning the resident every two hours is the best preventative measure. Pressure-relieving devices and special mattresses, sheets (that adhere to the mattress), cushions and wheelchairs can also reduce the risk of bedsores.
Holding Oregon Nursing Homes Accountable For Neglect
Many nursing home residents have limited mobility and are dependent on care providers responsible for maintaining their health and well-being. When an attendant fails to provide the most basic standards of care, injury and death can occur.
The lawyers at Pickett Dummigan McCall LLP conduct thorough investigations, identifying patterns of neglect and any history of federal and state law violations. Our objective is to obtain every benefit and recovery available and make you or your loved one whole after abuse or neglect.
Contact A Portland Injury Lawyer for Help Today
If you feel that you or a loved one has been victimized by abuse or neglect in a long-term care facility, please contact us at 503-405-8037. You will be able to speak to an attorney experienced in bedsore litigation. You can find all of our contact information and intake form by visiting our contact page.
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