Pressure Bedsores in Cincinnati

Bedsores: a warning sign of neglect

Many people believe bedsores are a part of aging that we have to treat after the fact. While the treatment of bedsores, also known as pressure sores, is extremely important, they are generally preventable with proper care.

Cincinnati lawyers standing up for the rights of nursing home residents throughout Ohio

At Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., we are committed to stopping nursing home neglect. People should not suffer from bedsores unnecessarily, yet this is the case for many nursing home residents. By holding nursing home staff and management responsible for their neglectful behavior and policies, we can help stop nursing home neglect and bedsores.

For more information or to schedule your free consultation, call 1-800-ELK-OHIO or contact us online. The hospital bedsores lawyers at Elk & Elk have the experience and the resources to help without charging any costs upfront.

Causes of bedsores

Bedsores can be a mere irritation, but they can also be fatal. That is why it is so important to prevent bedsores whenever possible. Bedsores are caused by prolonged pressure on one part of the body. They often occur when nursing home residents sit in chairs or lie in bed too long without being repositioned. They happen more often with nursing home residents in part because of their limited mobility and thin skin.

However, nursing home neglect is a common cause of bedsores. The following increase the risk of bedsores:

  • Sitting or lying in the same position for a long time
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Unsanitary conditions, including from wet sheets or diapers

Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO to schedule your free consultation if you or a loved one has bedsores

If you or a loved one suffers from bedsores in Cincinnati, the experienced attorneys at Elk & Elk are here to help. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.