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The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC
2020 Recognized by Best Lawyers

Local: 703-659-1961
Toll-Free: 866-719-4394

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We Operate On A Contingency Fee Basis

9253 Mosby Street | Suite 100 | Manassas, VA 20110

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Are Bedsores Normal For Nursing-Home Residents?

Many families believe that bedsores are common injuries and cannot be prevented. However, nursing homes and other assisted living facilities are responsible for taking measures to prevent bedsores. At The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC, we help the families of the elderly fight back if their loved ones have received bedsores due to nursing home negligence.

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What Are Bedsores?

A bedsore is an ulcer that develops on the skin’s surface caused by prolonged pressure and inadequate blood flow to the area. People who are unable to move themselves (confined to a wheelchair or bed, for example) are prone to bed sores. They often develop on bony areas of the body, such as the tailbone, hip, knees, heels, etc.

Negligent Nursing Homes

A nursing home or care facility owes a duty to supervise and monitor residents according to a defined care plan. Unfortunately, many facilities are badly understaffed and staff may be poorly trained as administrators cut corners to save money. As a result, residents are given hasty exams or not seen at all. They may develop injuries from lying in one position without being turned properly at intervals:

  • Bedsores
  • Pressure sores
  • Blood clots
  • Infections

They may also suffer broken bones when trying to get out of bed or walk on their own. Their health suffers when they don’t receive the proper medications at the right times. If left untreated, bedsores can lead to infection and ultimately death.

We also handle cases involving neglected wound care.

How We Can Help

  • Does a loved one have a bedsore?
  • Do you suspect that the nursing home failed to prevent these injuries?

At The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC, we know that health care facilities will attempt to explain away any medical negligence, leaving family members confused and feeling helpless. If you suspect a loved one has developed a bedsore because of lack of care, we will fully investigate your case and work to hold the health care facility responsible for failing to meet its own standards of care. We will aggressively seek compensation, and, if appropriate, help you find another care facility for your loved one.

For more information or to schedule a free consultation in our Northern Virginia law office, call 866-719-4394 or contact a lawyer online.

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