Bedsore FAQs In Buffalo, New York
Contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Elite Team of Nursing Home Injury Lawyers if You, or Your Loved One, Are a Nursing Home Resident Who Suffered from Bedsores in Western New York.
Although bedsores are typically associated with bedridden elderly individuals, they are not a normal part of aging or an inevitable consequence of nursing home care. Bedsores are one of the most frequent injuries suffered by nursing home residents. Nevertheless, when nursing homes are managed properly and residents receive adequate care, bedsores are generally preventable.
We believe that no nursing home resident should have to suffer due to the carelessness or negligence of caregivers. We are dedicated to ensuring that nursing home residents receive the treatment and medical care that they deserve. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his highly experienced team of bedsore injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York recognize the devastating impact that bedsores and other injuries resulting from neglect can have on victims. We have represented numerous victims whose lives were negatively impacted as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect. Tragic stories of elderly mistreatment inspire Jed Dietrich, Esq. to strive to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the people of Buffalo, New York every single day. Jed Dietrich, Esq. fights to obtain the highest compensation possible for injured nursing home residents. Call Jed Dietrich, Esq. at 716-839-3939 today for your free case consultation.
Below are some frequently asked questions about bedsores:
- What are bedsores? Bedsores are localized injuries to the skin and underlying soft tissue resulting from long-lasting pressure or strain on the skin. In a majority of cases, bedsores develop on skin overlaying bony parts of the body that bear the person’s weight such as tailbone, hips, elbows, shoulders ankles, heels or the back of the head. Bedsores are also commonly referred to as decubitus ulcers, pressure ulcers and pressure sores.
- Why do bedsores develop? In nursing homes, bedsores may indicate neglect or abuse of the sufferers. Residents who are emaciated, frail or have other medical problems are more vulnerable to bedsores. Nurses or other caregivers should reposition bedridden residents several times per day. In cases where bedridden residents are not regularly turned in intervals or left in the same position for days at a time, bedsores start to form or worsen. Bedsores typically begin to develop due to poor circulation caused by pressure from the individual’s body mass. Dehydration and malnourishment can further facilitate the development of bedsores and hinder recovery. Blanching or redness starts to appear in the area and as skin tissues break down, the skin begins to crack and open sores form.
- Are bedsores fatal? As bedsores continue to grow, they can begin to penetrate layers of the skin deeper and deeper. The sores become raw, tender and extremely painful. When bedsores remain untreated for a long period, the ulcers can ultimately expose muscle and bone underneath. The open sores can place a person in grave danger of life-threatening infections. In a worst-case scenario, after bedsores become badly infected, sufferers can die from sepsis.
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- How can I treat bedsores? Bedsores may be able to completely heal with early treatment and intervention. Treatment becomes much more complicated in the later stages, especially if the individual’s health has already diminished. Treatment for bedsores may consist of stimulating blood flow, tending to the wound, relieving pressure from the ulcers, removing dead skin and soft tissue, prescribing antibiotics, pain management therapy, and incorporating healthier foods or proper nutrition. Residents suffering from bedsores can become severely depressed, stressed or sleep-deprived, which often requires counseling and other support services. In late stages, more drastic measures are often necessary, such as amputation or surgery to heal the wound.
- How to prevent bedsores? Nursing home residents can help prevent bedsores by not spending too much time in one position. Residents should frequently change their positions to prevent unnecessary stress on the skin. Caregivers should routinely examine residents’ bodies, paying particular attention to areas that are prone to bedsores. Residents should also check their bodies daily and inform staff of any bedsore signs or symptoms. Additionally, residents need to take good care of their skin, stay hydrated, maintain a healthy diet and properly manage stress.
Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has battled to obtain over $175 Million in verdicts and settlements for people who are injured because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness in Buffalo, New York and beyond. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of aggressive, tenacious and hardworking Buffalo, New York bedsore injury attorneys will strive to obtain the best result possible for nursing home bedsore victims. We are committed to exceeding your expectations and we are dedicated to producing an exceptional outcome for the injuries that you suffered. Our efforts to go above and beyond set us apart from the competition. Call us today at 716-839-3939 to find out more about how we can help you!
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