mEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Nursing Home COVID-19 Infections & Bed Sores

Were you or a loved one diagnosed with COVID-19 while in the care of a nursing home? Has either of you been diagnosed with nursing home bed sores, also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers? Both, could be the result of nursing home neglect or negligent nursing care. At Morgan Levine Dolan, P.C., we specialize in nursing home negligence—especially with the surge in nursing home COVID-19 infections sweeping across the NYC area. Please contact our office to review a claim for a loved one and to request a free case evaluation.

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Common Condition

Bed sores commonly develop on areas with prominent bones beneath thin layers of skin, such as the tailbone, heels, elbows and shoulder blades. Most people do not develop bedsores since they are constantly moving and repositioning themselves. However, many nursing home residents are disabled and unable to move independently. These individuals rely on others to care for them and prevent the development of bedsores.

Nursing Home Neglect Resulting in Bed Sores

When a loved one is unable to reposition them self and require constant care and monitoring, families often rely on nursing homes. Trust is placed in the nursing home to provide the proper care and attention that the family is unable to provide in their own home. In many nursing homes across the country residents are neglected. Failure to properly turn and reposition a resident could lead to severe and life-threatening bedsores or decubitus ulcers.

Negligent Nursing Home Care: Failure to provide proper care and report condition changes.

Within this COVID-19 global pandemic, it’s critical that nursing home patients receive proper medical care and loved ones are notified if there are any changes in health conditions. The failure to do either will increase the chance of patients developing nursing home bed sores or other worsening conditions, which may lead to septic shock, gangrene and even death.

Examples of neglect

The following could contribute to the development of bed sores in a nursing home:

  • Immobile residents being allowed to remain in the same position for extended periods of time
  • Failing to provide proper nutrition and fluids
  • Allowing moisture to remain close to the skin, which could be the result of not changing soiled adult diapers or wet bed sheets
  • Failing to check residents regularly for signs of pressure sores
  • Failing to notify the family and physician upon development of sores so that proper treatment may be rendered

Experienced Lawyers

If a friend or loved one has developed a bedsore while in a nursing home, request a free consultation and legal claim evaluation to determine if they may have a claim. Our nursing home bed sore attorneys have experience handling complex injury claims and can review the circumstances surrounding the treatment to determine if your loved one and family may be entitled to financial compensation.

Contact NYC Bed Sore Attorneys Of Morgan Levine Dolan, P.C.

There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.  However, every claim has a deadline, so it is important that you review any potential claim with a qualified nursing home lawyer as soon as possible.

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