Has Your Loved One Suffered Due To Bedsores?
Bedsores, also known as decubitus ulcers, are painful and dangerous wounds that develop on the hips, shoulders and other pressure points. Bedsores are all too common in nursing homes because some residents are unable to shift positions on their own while sitting in a chair or lying in a bed. The prolonged pressure on the same part of the body eventually causes an ulcer to develop.
At The Law Offices of Gregory L. Lockwood, LLC, we are dedicated to helping those who have suffered due to bedsores and other forms of nursing home negligence. With law offices in Towson, we handle nursing home negligence claims throughout Maryland.
Uncovering The Causes Of Bedsores
Able-bodied people take for granted that they can change positions when they become uncomfortable. An immobile nursing home resident is trapped in one position until a staff member comes to turn them in bed or change their position in a chair.
Nursing homes are legally required to follow protocols that prevent the development of bedsores. When staff members fail to follow these protocols, helpless residents are left to suffer.
In investigating negligence claims, we seek evidence in encounter logs, training records and other sources to determine if nursing home staff or administration failed to meet its obligations. If negligence played a role in the development of the bedsore, we aggressively pursue compensation for the pain, suffering and other hardships our client endured.
Helping You Help Your Loved One
If your loved one is in a nursing home, you can help him or her by watching for bedsores and other evidence of neglect. If you feel that nursing home negligence has caused your loved one to suffer, we are here to help you explore your legal options. To reach our Towson law offices, you can call us at 443-242-4995 or contact us online by filling out a brief contact form.