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Bedsores and Decubitus Ulcers

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Bedsores and Decubitus Ulcers can occur in places such as hospitals and nursing homes.

Bedsores are also called Pressure Sores and result from professional caretakers not taking proper steps to relieve pressure in bedbound or wheelchair bound patients such as regular turning and repositioning, specialized beds and mattresses, keeping heels off of the end of the bed.

These ulcers can come about fairly quickly, but that is not an excuse to their being present or to the fact that they were permitted to form undetected and untreated.

Bedsores and ulcers come about due to pressure. Lack of attention causes them to enlarge, multiply and deepen, get infected and spread.

Skin breakdown can happen and be accelerated or made worse more quickly because of oxygenation issues, contact with body fluids, bed position, patient weight, protein intake issues, diabetes. Just to name a few of the most common factors.

Depending on the patients health, the location of the bedsore and the time or has gone unnoticed or been permitted to worsen, the decubitus ulcer or bedsore can fester and enlarge. It expands under the surface, so that it is like the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

It can get deeper and deeper, consuming tissue, muscle and going down to the bone, where it can spread and cause a system wide massive infection if uncontrolled.

The concerns are so many that this website cannot oversimplify the consequences of this serious malpractice. This is not a medical site, so our discussion must be limited.

It is often the excuse of the facility that bedsores are unpreventable. This excuse is nonsense, but it sure is cunning and easy to believe.

The urban legend about the inevitability of bedsores needs to be disproven.

If your parent, spouse or relative, partner or loved one has sustained a bedsore, you can call us for a free legal consultation.

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We are trial lawyers. In fact many of our cases are referred to us from other attorneys seeking top notch lawyers willing to proceed to trial whenever necessary to receive top compensation for the client.

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