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Simple ways to prevent gangrene

Posted on June 18, 2015 9:29 am under Nursing Home Abuse

Gangrene is a possibly fatal health condition that occurs when body tissue dies due to lack of oxygen. In severe cases, gangrene may result in amputation, which can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. As such, keeping gangrene at bay means averting life-changing complications gangrene may cause.

Because vulnerable individuals in long term care facilities are at risk of diseases and infections that may cause gangrene, nursing home staff are advised to do the following:

  • Regularly check for pressure sores that may become infected if left untreated
  • Diabetic residents and residents with limited mobility should be assisted in their day-to-day functions to prevent cuts
  • Patients with cardiovascular disorders should be monitored regularly for any signs and symptoms of gangrene

If nursing home negligence has aggravated your loved one’s health condition, a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you seek the compensation you need through a lawsuit. Call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about taking legal action today.