Omaha Improper Wound Care Lawyers
Due to aging and medical conditions, elderly residents in nursing homes are more likely to develop bedsores, diabetic ulcers, skin lacerations, and other types of wounds. Similarly, older adults take longer to heal and experience more complications from injuries than younger people. Proper wound care is essential, and nursing home facilities have a duty to provide it. When they fail to do so, it has serious consequences for residents.
It is important to seek legal representation to hold negligent nursing homes accountable. If your loved one has been a victim of improper wound care in a nursing home, contact an Omaha nursing home abuse lawyer at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. at (402) 505-8234 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Proper care in nursing homes includes preventing various types of wounds and caring for these wounds properly when they occur. Residents may suffer a variety of wounds, including bedsores, diabetic ulcers, cuts or scrapes, surgical wounds, amputation wounds, and infected wounds. Improper wound care may consist of the following:
- Failure to perform regular examinations so wounds go undetected and untreated
- Failure to turn bedridden residents regularly to prevent bedsores
- Failure to properly treat wounds to prevent infection and promote healing
- Failure to provide adequate hydration and nutrition to support proper wound healing
Improper wound care can result from nursing home negligence. Common contributing factors include understaffing, failure to properly train staff, failure to provide residents with proper medical care, and lack of resident supervision. These factors can lead to improper hygiene, delayed treatment, improper dressing changes, and failure to prevent wound infections.
Residents may suffer serious consequences from improper wound care in nursing homes. This type of negligence can lead to the worsening of existing wounds, as well as the development of pressure sores, infections, sepsis, and life-threatening complications. Neglectful wound care practices can cause physical pain, emotional distress, and reduced quality of life for nursing home residents.
If your elderly loved one has been injured by improper wound care in a nursing home, your legal options may include filing a personal injury lawsuit or a medical malpractice claim. Damages you may be entitled to claim will depend on the particular circumstances and the nature and severity of your loved one’s injuries. Common damages include medical expenses, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. If the conduct of the nursing home facility or its staff was particularly reprehensible, you may be entitled to seek punitive damages designed to punish the defendant for wrongdoing. Our experienced Omaha wound care attorney will examine your case and notify you of any damages you may be eligible to claim.
Nursing homes are entrusted with the care of our elderly loved ones. Their job is to provide proper care in a safe and comfortable environment. When they fail, our elderly loved ones are the ones who suffer. Holding nursing homes accountable by recovering compensation for the harm they cause can help prevent similar actions in the future, protect other senior citizens, and compensate your family for the losses you have suffered.
At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., we care about you and your elderly family members and are dedicated advocates for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect in Omaha. Our legal team has won millions for our clients. Contact us at (402) 505-8234 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can assist in getting justice for your loved one.
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