In this video, South Carolina nursing home lawyer, Kenneth Berger, discusses what can be done to prevent patients from developing pressure ulcers, and what families can do to protect their loved ones.
Each day, vulnerable people develop bed sores in nursing homes, often as the result of negligence or abuse. These sores, also known as decubitus ulcers, can be life threatening. Their causes include improper or infrequent repositioning, malnutrition, dehydration, and chemical restraint.
Insurance companies and nursing homes may argue that bed sores are clinically unavoidable. However, pressure ulcers can usually be prevented by simply following the standard of care and ensuring that a patient's safety comes first.
If your loved one has developed bed sores, it is our duty to hold the negligent party responsible for its actions. For more information and answers to your questions, call 803-790-2800 today. We help families across South Carolina, and look forward to serving you as well.