When you send a loved one to a nursing home, you expect them to receive proper attention. The sad reality is that many nursing home residents suffer from preventable conditions, such as bedsores, simply because of inadequate care or neglect on the part of the nursing home facility. If you or your loved one has developed bedsores while in the care of a Florida nursing home, we can help. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our Miami nursing home attorneys can examine the circumstances of your case and determine your eligibility for compensation.
Bedsores are a common problem in nursing homes in Florida and throughout the United States. A bedsore, also sometimes known as a pressure sore or a pressure ulcer, is a sore that develops because of pressure caused by lying in bed in one position for a long period of time. The sores are essentially lesions to the skin. Put another way, the bedsores are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue. Bedsores can lead to a number of health concerns, including infections, sepsis, gangrene, and, in the most serious cases, even death.