NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT
Common Injuries We Investigate
Bedsores (also known as pressure ulcers) can start as small red lesions that almost look like blisters, then rapidly open up, progress to larger open wounds, and eventually lead to infections, tissue death, and can become fatal if left untreated. Don’t believe anyone who tells you all bedsores are unpreventable. The fact is most are completely avoidable.
Medicare considers certain infections to be unpaid events, meaning they won’t even pay for the treatment. This is because they consider many infections to be “healthcare acquired.” In other words, patients should not be forced to pay for care relating to a condition that was caused while seeking medical care. Nursing homes are notorious for causing significant infections, many of which can be fatal.
Falls are very serious for seniors, especially those who may already be dealing with complicated medical conditions. In fact, a serious fall resulting in a broken hip can lead to a rapid decline and prove fatal. Most falls are entirely preventable, no matter what the nursing home tells you. In fact, research shows that the vast majority of falls can be anticipated and prevented with appropriate care and planning.
Quality nursing care starts with proper documentation. When staff falsify records or fail to keep accurate and timely notes, serious or even deadly medication errors can happen.
While unthinkable, every year thousands of nursing home residents are physically assaulted, emotionally abused or even sexually assaulted and raped by caregivers and nursing home staff.
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