Some elder care experts believe that bedridden residents of long term care homes need to be turned every two hours to prevent bedsores, or sores resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin. Bedsores oftentimes affect thin skin located just above the bones, such as on the buttocks, the hips, the ankles, and the heels.
When infected, bedsores may cause a myriad of health complications that could ultimately lead to death. Some of the most serious medical emergencies of an infected bedsore are gangrene, sepsis, bone and joint infections, and life-threatening bacterial skin infections, such as severe cellulitis.
Unfortunately, a negligent nursing home staff greatly increases a resident’s likelihood of developing bedsores, which can ultimately lead to life-threatening medical complications. If your loved one’s safety has been put at risk because of a negligent nursing home staff in Madison, a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you seek the justice and compensation you believe you deserve. Call us at (414) 271-0900 to discuss your situation further.