Pressure sores’ causes are numerous. While there are many reasons as to why they may develop, if proper care is performed it is likely that pressure sores won’t develop. Importantly, should pressure sores develop, it is critical that they not be allowed to worsen. Pressure sores (also commonly called “bed sores”) that worsen in severity can cause a range of serious adverse health conditions, and may become life-threatening at some point. In fact, many lawsuits and wrongful death lawsuits against Illinois nursing homes claim serious injuries due to bed sores.
As seen in bed sore statistics, such pressure injuries happen on a fairly common basis.
The Philadelphia Tribune published an October 30, 2018 article titled “Philly’s best and worst nursing homes, according to government data,” that discusses pressure sores’ causes. An excerpt from the article, quoting David Hoffman, who is the president of a national health care consulting firm based in Philadelphia:
For example, pressure ulcers, otherwise known as bedsores, are what Hoffman calls “multifactorial,” meaning they can be caused by a variety of care deficiencies. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services website cites three possible deficiencies: inadequate nutrition, failure to reposition residents often enough, and a lack of padding.
“So it’s important to look at that number and think, ‘Well, while I may not be a clinician, what does it mean that somebody’s skin is breaking down and developing painful wounds?’” Hoffman said. “And so it’s relevant as to how care is being delivered in that facility.”
Should someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect or a nursing home accident – or suffer an injury at a similar health care facility such as an assisted living facility, retirement home, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or hospital – please contact the nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Elman Law Group at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the situation and to discuss the potential of an injury lawsuit. This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential. Elman Law Group handles cases on a contingency basis…no fees are charged unless and until monetary compensation is achieved.
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