Tulsa Nursing Home Neglect Attorney: Bed Sores
Has your loved one developed bed sores at a nursing home? It may be a sign of nursing home neglect.
Also called pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, bed sores develop when continuous pressure cuts off circulation to part of the skin. Without oxygen, the affected tissue dies.
Pressure sores commonly develop on the back of the heels and buttocks. They can easily become infected and lead to life-threatening complications. Actor Christopher Reeves’ death was caused by complications from a bed sore.
An Ounce of Prevention
To prevent bed sores from forming, at-risk patients should be turned or repositioned every two hours. Nursing home patients are at high risk of developing bed sores if they are:
- Wheelchair bound
- Unable to change positions without assistance
If someone you care about has developed bed sores at a nursing home, he or she may be the victim of nursing home neglect. To discuss your legal rights and options, please contact a Tulsa nursing home neglect attorney at Laizure & Thetford.
We offer a free consultation and case evaluation. If negligence is involved in your case, we will file a nursing home injury claim for financial compensation on behalf of your family member. You will pay no up-front costs and no attorney fees at all unless we win financial compensation in your nursing home injury claim.
Effective Legal Representation
Our law firm is known and respected for winning significant verdicts and settlements for our nursing home injury clients. We believe vulnerable nursing home residents must be treated with dignity and respect. By standing up for the rights of our injured clients, we hope to help improve conditions for all nursing home residents.
To learn if we can help you, please do not hesitate to contact us today. With our Tulsa bed sores attorneys, we represent clients throughout northeast Oklahoma.