Bedsores (decubitus ulcers) occur due to excessive pressure. Untreated bedsores can become infected and even cause death. Bedsores are preventable and a sign that your loved one is being abused or neglected by nursing home staff. If you believe your loved one has bedsores, has become severely ill, or even has died due to bedsores, you may have a nursing home negligence lawsuit.
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Causes and Stages of Bedsores
Oftentimes, bedsores are caused by improper nutrition or a failure by nursing home staff to properly monitor patients. If a bedsore is diagnosed, a failure to properly treat it can also lead to serious complications such as infection, tissue or bone damage, and even death.
There are generally four stages of bedsores:
- Stage one: There is a slight to mild change in color, temperature, or texture of the skin. The skin may appear slightly redder in color or even blue/purple.
- Stage two: There is now an ulcer in the skin that may look like a crater or blister.
- Stage three: The ulcer is far more than just superficial and may even have gone as deep as the connective tissues.
- Stage four: This is the worst of the stages, and the bedsore may now be so bad as to reveal muscle or bone.
Glen Cove Decubitus Ulcer and Elder Abuse Attorneys
If you believe your elderly loved one has a bedsore, schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced Glen Cove decubitus ulcer and elder abuse lawyer. Please contact Chiariello & Chiariello by e-mail or call 888-692-1540.