Bedsores: A Sign of Elder Abuse

Bedsores: A Sign of Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse
Bedsores (also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers) are an unfortunately common ailment suffered by patients in long-term care facilities like hospitals, assisted living centers, and nursing homes. Bedsores are generally preventable, and their development often indicates that the medical facility has neglected the patient or provided inadequate care. If the facility is at fault, they may be legally responsible for the medical bills incurred, as well as compensation for pain and suffering.  What causes bedsores? Bedsores are common in patients who are bedridden or wheelchair-bound for long periods of time. They are caused by the continuous pressure of a surface against the patient’s skin. The pressure wears down on the patient’s skin and reduces blood supply to the affected area, causing sores. Although sustained pressure is the primary cause,…
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How to Know if Your Loved One is Suffering from Nursing Home Neglect

How to Know if Your Loved One is Suffering from Nursing Home Neglect

Elder Abuse
When it comes to your loved ones, people in Los Angeles County should feel comfortable leaving their parent or spouse in the care of a nursing home facility.  Often times though, a stressed out staff member or poorly managed team can neglect the people they should be caring for. This is why the personal injury attorneys at The KG Law Firm are here to help. Some of the most common signs of nursing home neglect include weight loss and malnutrition, dehydration, bedsores, injuries from falls, and withdrawn behavior. If your loved one is exhibiting any of these symptoms, they may be suffering from one of the following kinds of nursing home neglect. Basic Needs: This type of neglect occurs when the nursing home does not provide their patients with enough…
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