Treatment & Management of Pressure Sores in Michigan Nursing Home
Michigan nursing home negligence lawsuits cases are often filed due to patient’s developing pressure sores, or the facilities poor management or treatment of them. A pressure sore is defined as “an ulceration of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by poor circulation due to prolonged pressure on body parts, especially bony protuberances, occurring in bedridden or immobile patients.” A nursing home patient will suffer from pressure sores when they are sitting or lying in the same position for a prolonged amount of time, cutting off the supply of blood to an area of the body.
Our Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers often see nursing home cases arising from pressure sores in patients and residents. We have significant experience in representing patients and their families in these types of cases and have a top team of expert investigators who will be able to get you the real answers as to why and how the nursing home failed to properly treat and manage the pressure sores.
Nursing Home Patient Suffers From Pressure Ulcers
If your loved one is suffering from a pressure ulcer, you may be wondering many things about the care they are receiving at the nursing home you chose for them. Nursing homes are supposed to provide the best possibly care and your loved one should feel that they are in good hands. If your loved one recently developed a pressure ulcer or bed sore, some questions you should ask yourself are:
- Did the facility consider care related process problems that may influence or contribute to the development or healing of a pressure ulcer?
- Did the staff consistently implement the interventions identified in physician orders and the care plan? Were the facility’s interventions consistent with your loved one’s needs, risk factors, related conditions, goals, values and wishes?
- Did the staff monitor the evolution of existing pressure ulcers?
- Did the staff adjust interventions based on the wound’s evolution, underlying causes, medical complications, the resident’s overall condition and prognosis, and other related factors?
- Did the staff use relevant pressure reduction methods in accordance with established principles?
- Did the staff turn and reposition the resident routinely?
Pressure ulcers or bed sores can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. They can be prevented with proper care from the nursing home. If your loved one is a victim from nursing home neglect due to improper care, a lawsuit can be sought on the resident’s behalf.
Sue Michigan Nursing Home For Poor Management of Pressure Ulcers
Victims of nursing home neglect do have legal rights. Nursing homes are responsible if their staff fails to detect a pressure ulcer or bed sore, and let it go untreated. This gives rise to a nursing home neglect lawsuit and the resident and their family do have means to sue the Michigan nursing home for their failure to manage the bed sore. In addition, nursing homes can be negligent if they do not properly assess the patient for the likelihood of developing a bed sore, if they do not turn the patient on a regular schedule or do not bathe the patient on a regular schedule, and finally, if they do not properly treat the patient after the diagnosis of a bed sore.
Contact a Michigan Nursing Home Neglect Attorney
If you or a family member suffers from a pressure ulcer due to the Michigan nursing homes failure to manage and treat the situation, contact the Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. office now at (800) 606-1717. Our experienced expert nursing home lawyers specialize in these types of cases and have a successful track record of obtaining sizeable settlements against Michigan nursing homes for their failure to properly manage and prevent pressure ulcers and bed sores to residents. Call today for your free consultation and to learn your legal rights! We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case.