Pressure sores, or bed sores, are an unfortunately common occurrence for elderly in the care of nursing homes, assisted living facilities or caretakers. A recent Nursing home pressure sores study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed more than 1 in 10 nursing home residents suffered from pressures sores, with an even higher rate of occurrence for new nursing home patients (less than 1 year in care).
Experienced Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
When a nursing home or care facility fails to meet its obligations to provide proper care, pressure sores are a common consequence. Moran Law is experienced at successfully holding improper care providers accountable. We are fully committed to help you or your loved one, and our team of elder abuse lawyers will do whatever is necessary to help you recover maximum compensation.
Moran Law also works very closely with California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) on a referral basis to assist victims and their families with nursing home malpractice matters.
What Are Pressure Sores?
A pressure sore (decubitus ulcer) is an open sore on the skin caused by excessive pressure, typically in the elderly as a result of improper nursing home care. With proper assisted living care, including regular turning or repositioning, pressure sores are simple to avoid. Nursing home neglect, including malnutrition and dehydration, can lead to chronic and debilitating pressure sores, which can result in much more serious complications.
Contact a Los Angeles Elder Abuse Lawyer for Nursing Home Neglect
If you notice pressure sores or suspect elderly abuse, discuss your concerns as soon as possible with a professional Southern California assisted living abuse lawyer. Moran Law is a 2014 Litigator Awards™ Winner in Nursing Home Abuse, with an experienced and compassionate team of elder abuse lawyers ready to help you.
Contact us immediately to receive the professional personal injury support you need to ensure the health and well being of yourself or your loved one.