People who are weak, sedated, or suffering from a condition that requires prolonged bed rest or wheelchair use are all at risk of bedsores. These open wounds on the surface of the skin may be develop infections, some of which could even be life-threatening when left unmanaged. As such, it is important to always exercise vigilance in caring for the elderly to prevent this condition.
The risk of bedsore complications increases when the patient has one or more of these conditions:
Lastly, a person’s risk of bedsores may increase due to negligent nursing home care. If you see signs of abuse in a long term care home, do not hesitate to speak up. Our nursing home abuse lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are here to listen. Call our Madison office at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about fighting for justice and compensation.