Bed Sore Injuries In Minneapolis Nursing Homes
Bed sores in hospital, nursing home or assisted living settings are many times a sign of negligence. Caregivers in long-term care settings should adhere to the well-recognized standard of care, including:
- Turning residents often enough to prevent skin ulcers.
- Keeping residents’ skin clean and dry.
- Reporting and treating any sign of skin breakdown as soon as possible. Early detection and treatment of skin ulcers is important to the long-term outcome for the patient.
When an older or disabled person is bedridden for prolonged periods of time, nursing facilities have a number of tools for prevention of bed sores. Special kinds of mattresses and sheets can complement basic care procedures such as turning residents regularly and inspecting their skin carefully every day.
Doctors, nurses and nursing assistants also need to keep channels of communication open. For example, doctors should let nursing home staff know of risk factors such as diabetes. Nurses should report bed sores and initiate treatment promptly. Nursing staff should carry out doctors’ and nurses’ orders diligently. Nursing home administrators need to ensure that there is adequate staff to give quality care. Failure to take these steps can indicate that nursing home negligence has taken place.
Based in Eagan, Bennerotte & Associates, P.A., consists largely of attorneys who grew up in Minnesota and earned their legal degrees at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. We have compassion and advice for people whose loved ones have suffered sore injuries in Minneapolis nursing homes and other Twin Cities area long-term care facilities. See some of our client testimonials.
If you or your loved one suffered bed sores and resulting infection, expenses, suffering and loss, contact us to request a no-obligation case evaluation. We are prepared to listen and offer recommendations. We can represent you in an injury claim or lawsuit if appropriate. By bringing a claim for damages after bed sores have developed, you may help prevent harm to future residents of a nursing home or assisted living facility. Losing cases often helps motivate decision-makers at long-term care facilities to correct faulty procedures that lead to injury to residents.
Bed Sore? Our Lawyers Offer Free Consultations.
Our attorneys are responsive to our clients who have suffered bed sore injuries in Minneapolis nursing homes or lost loved ones to infections caused by bed sores. To schedule a consultation, contact us as soon as possible at 651-364-6807.
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