Loved ones who are in long-term acute care hospitals or skilled nursing facilities are there because they are vulnerable. They typically can't move like they were when they were younger. Loved ones need to make sure that the facility is doing the things necessary to address the needs of the person in the facility. If a person staying at a facility, rehabbing in a facility, living a facility is not being regularly repositioned if they're dehydrated if they're not receiving adequate nutrition it makes them even more vulnerable to bed sores we see terrible terrible gruesome bed sores from Big Chain facilities not providing appropriate care because they're trying to save money keep an eye out for these facilities and if anything happens to your loved one contact us.

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Costa Mesa Elder Abuse Attorney

There are not very many attorneys who specialize in elder abuse cases in California. Why? Because they are complex and expensive. It is important that a lawyer has specific training and experience in elder abuse cases because they are completely different from any other kind of legal matter. Case Barnett Law specializes in elder abuse and knows the intricacies and challenges that these types of cases present.

What Are the Stages of Bedsores?

Bedsores, or pressure ulcers, occur when there is unrelieved pressure on the skin. A person who is unable to move independently may experience this pressure, which deprives the skin of necessary oxygen and nutrients. People who are confined to their beds or their wheelchairs are at particular risk of suffering a bedsore injury.

Any bedsore requires medical attention, but not all bedsores are the same. Bedsores are classified into different stages, including:

  • Stage 1. A person with a stage 1 bedsore may have red skin that itches, hurts, or feels warm. Sometimes, stage 1 bedsores may heal without medical intervention if the pressure is relieved from the skin where the bedsores have developed.
  • Stage 2. A stage 2 bedsore may be moist and pink or red. The area may be open, but deeper layers of tissue are not impacted. Prompt medical treatment is important to prevent the bedsore from progressing.
  • Stage 3. The depth of a stage 3 bedsore may vary. Fat is usually visible, and deeper layers of skin tissue are impacted. In some cases, permanent harm may be done.
  • Stage 4. There is skin and tissue loss at this most severe stage of bedsores. In some cases, the injury may go all the way down to the bone. Muscles, bones, tendons, and joints may be impacted, and the injury may be fatal.

How Do Bedsores Form?

People residing in nursing homes or medical facilities may be at greater risk of infections and bedsores for several reasons. Some of those reasons include:

  • The resident’s position was not changed regularly.
  • The resident was not kept dry and clean.
  • The resident did not receive proper nutrition and hydration.
  • The staff failed to check for bedsores, to recognize a bedsore in its early stage, or to get the resident medical help to prevent the bedsore from progressing.

How to Get Your Loved One the Recovery They Deserve

You want to do what’s best for your loved one and to get her the fair compensation that she deserves after she has suffered from a bedsore or an infection in a California nursing home or health care facility.

You can help your loved one by finding an elder abuse lawyer who understands this particular area of the law, who wants to know your loved one’s unique story, and who is not afraid to go to trial to get your loved one the recovery that she deserves. Please contact our Costa Mesa personal injury attorney team today for a free and confidential consultation so that we can discuss how best to protect your loved one’s rights after a nursing home or health care facility has failed to do so.