A nursing home is required to provide proper care and is supposed to be a place of comfort and support for our older relatives. Many times, children feel they will not be able to give their parents the high level of care necessary to keep them happy and healthy in their twilight years. Yet sometimes, nursing homes fail us and our loved ones. One recent case demonstrates how a situation can turn tragic. A man has filed a lawsuit against a nursing care facility alleging negligent care led to the death of his mother. The lawsuit, filed in Cook County, seeks a judgment greater than $50,000.
Decubitus ulcers are also called pressure ulcers and bedsores. They are skin wounds that occur when something repeatedly rubs on an area of the skin. Most often, bedding causes bedsores, but they can also happen when the skin is in contact with medical tubing or other items. The ulcers start as small yet painful red marks and can quickly worsen. It is imperative that caregivers check patients daily to ensure that bedsores are not forming.
Treatment of Pressure Ulcers