To prevent bedsores, bedridden patients should be kept clean and dry, and be rotated every two hours. When nursing home staff fails to take these precautionary measures, their negligence can cause serious injury to patients.
Under the Ohio Patients’ Bill of Rights, nursing home patients have the right to competent, respectful treatment and care. At Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer, we represent injured nursing home patients and their families. We understand that it is very upsetting when a loved one suffers a nursing home injury. As personal injury attorneys, we have dedicated our careers to protecting the rights of individuals from negligent corporations and insurance companies. You can rely on us to relentlessly pursue the compensation you are entitled to receive. Please call us at 567-455-5470 or use our online form to request a free consultation with a nursing home neglect lawyer. We represent injury victims in Ohio and southeast Michigan.
Patients who are bedridden or in wheelchairs should not be left in one position for long periods. Constant pressure on parts of the body causes poor circulation in those areas. This lack of circulation can lead to a breakdown of skin and tissue on the buttocks, lower back, hips, calves, heels and undersides of the arms. If they are not treated, bedsores can cause severe pain, tissue damage and dangerous secondary conditions such as infection, especially if negligent care leads to contact with bodily fluids. Infections can cause sepsis or gangrene, which may result in amputation or wrongful death.
The admission paperwork for Ohio nursing homes includes a clause for mandatory binding arbitration. However, you do not have to agree to arbitration if you do not sign this document. You may wish to have an attorney review this paperwork before you sign it.
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