What Are Pressure Ulcers, and How Do They Happen?
Sometimes referred to as bedsores, pressure ulcers can be prominent with nursing home residents who are bedridden and sit in one position for an extended period of time. This can be especially true in cases where the resident is unable to roll over without help. Bedsores most often develop on or near the joints, including the shoulders, hips and pelvic bones.
Nursing homes and their staff members have a responsibility to provide the necessary care to prevent pressure ulcers. If they don't and residents suffer as a result, the staff member and the nursing home can be held accountable. If your loved one developed bedsores due to the negligent care of the nursing home staff, you should seek the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately.
Working to Ensure Effective Care in Texas Nursing Homes
Perhaps the worst part about pressure ulcers in nursing homes is that 100 percent of them could be avoided if the staff would simply do their job and provide the basic care that each resident deserves. At the law firm of John K. Zaid & Associates, PLLC, we represent residents who have been neglected and have suffered as a result of that neglect.
We fight aggressively to secure full compensation for the harm your loved one has suffered. While our primary concern is always to obtain the best possible result for injury victims, we also hope that the work we do serves as a catalyst for change in the way nursing homes do business and that future victimization can be avoided.
Discuss Your Claim With an Attorney
Contact our office today to discuss your loved one's pressure ulcer injuries. We offer a free initial consultation to all new clients, so it won't cost you anything to receive sound advice from an experienced Houston lawyer. You can reach us by phone at 281-333-8959 or via e-mail. You may call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week to let us know how we can help you.