Schaumburg, IL Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers
Bed Sores and Infections in Elder Care Facilities
When a loved one is in a nursing home, their well-being is in the hands of the nursing staff. Unfortunately, nursing home residents do not always receive the high standard of care that they deserve, and serious injuries can be the result. Bedsores and infections are among the most common consequences of nursing home neglect. Both painful and life-threatening, these injuries are usually preventable. At the nursing home neglect law firm of Grauer & Kriegel, LLC, we are skilled in helping victims of negligence get the compensation and care they deserve.
Causes of Bed Sores and Infections in Nursing Home Residents
Many nursing home residents are dependent on the nursing staff to help accomplish most if not all of their daily functions. Residents who are not mobile are the most dependent and vulnerable to negligence. These residents may need assistance with all types of movements and can easily fall when not properly supported, leading to possible injury. When nursing home staff is inattentive to the needs of sedentary residents, serious complications can arise. Individuals who are confined to their beds for long periods of time must regularly be turned to prevent pressure ulcers, also known as "bed sores" from developing. Bed sores are very painful and can easily become infected. Once detected, they must be properly treated right away to prevent infection and other medical problems.
Unfortunately, many bed sores are not discovered until they are already in the late stages, and additional medical problems have arisen. This is also due to negligence. Infection is one of the most dangerous complications of bed sores. Nursing homes are filled with bacteria that enter the body through an open wound. Many nursing home residents already have compromised immune systems, and an infection can be life-threatening. Sepsis, a type of bacterial infection, is one of the most dangerous and common infections seen in nursing home residents.
Our lawyers are experienced in handling cases involving bed sores and infections. We work hard to make sure your loved one is properly taken care of, and when that does not happen, we fight for just compensation in your case.
If your loved one has been the victim of bed sores or infections while in the care of a nursing home, contact us at 847-240-9010 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options. We will carefully evaluate the circumstances of your loved one’s injuries and provide an honest assessment of your case. Our office is located in Schaumburg, Illinois just west of Woodfield Mall, and we work with clients throughout Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, and the surrounding collar counties.