Pressure Ulcers Are A Growing Concern In Nursing Homes

Pressure ulcers, or bedsores, are commonly found in nursing homes. Nursing home patients who acquire these ulcers have not been taken care of properly by nursing home staff. Unfortunately, many cases of bedsores go unrecognized and are not documented by state health departments. Nursing homes also rarely receive punishment for failing to prevent pressure ulcers or to treat patients who already have them.

Pressure ulcers occur due to superabundant pressure on an area of their skin for too long of a period of time. Many nursing homes will not be punished for letting this happen because the ulcers are claimed to do no harm to the resident. Pressure ulcers also known as bedsores are painful wounds to residents who have them. This is why it is a growing concern that nursing homes are not taking more precautions and action to prevent them and stop them from occurring altogether. For more, read the story.
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Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.


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