Our nursing home attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. often represent patients and residents who develop bed sores while in a Michigan nursing home or assisted living facility. These conditions develop because the nursing home staff neglected to take the essential measures to prevent the bed sore from developing. Bed sores, also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers, are injuries to skin and underlying tissues that result from prolonged pressure on the skin.
Many residents are at high risk for developing bed sores due to a number of circumstances, and the nursing staff is required to assess these patients and formulate a care plan to prevent a pressure sore or bed sore. Residents, who are at risk of developing bed sores, are those with a medical condition that limits their ability to change positions, which includes obese patients. Studies show that nearly two billion people are overweight worldwide.
The number of obese people is on the rise, so it is an issue that needs to be addressed. Caring for obese patients can be challenging, but heavier patients arise in all healthcare settings. Regardless of the practice setting, physical size can complicate even the most basic interventions. It is the nurse’s role to anticipate all obesity-related issues, including bed sores.
Nurses will need to adjust their nursing care as the numbers of larger, heavier patients increase over time. When obese patients access nursing care, physical size can be a challenge to the basic practices that are in place. Anticipating these issues and developing skills in addressing them will help prevent serious sores and infections in all patients.
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Contact a Michigan Nursing Home Neglect Bed Sore Lawyer
If your family member suffered from a pressure sore or bed sore in a Michigan nursing home, contact the nursing home neglect law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers about your case. We have significant experience in these types of cases, with a team of award winning attorneys that specialize in nursing home neglect and the development of bed sores in residents. Call today for your free consultation!