Bedsores, also called pressure ulcers or pressure sores, are preventable. A pressure ulcer happens when the skin is damaged through friction or lack of oxygen to the skin. So, for example, if your loved one is left in one position for a long time, their skin dies and a pressure ulcer develops.
In nearly every case, they are preventable. In nursing homes, your loved one should be turned or repositioned on a regular schedule. When that does not happen, pressure ulcers develop. Common places are heals, sacrum and lower back.
Pressure ulcers are also treatable. When properly detected, dressings and medications can help the body heal the wound. If left untreated, infection can develop. Infections in nursing homes kill.
If your loved one has developed a pressure sore, know that they need serious and immediate care. If you have received the sad news that your loved one has died and they had a pressure sore, call a lawyer right away. Get someone on your team who can get the answers you deserve. Dixon Law Office is the firm that can do that for you. Contact us at toll-free at 888-354-9880, or click here for a free consultation.