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Can you sue a nursing home for bedsores?

It is often considered negligence for a facility to fail to prevent a bed ridden person from developing pressure ulcers, otherwise known as bedsores. For a patient who already has a bedsore before he or she comes to the facility, it may also be negligence for the facility to allow the pressure ulcer to get worse. As a general rule, absent any underlying condition that inhibits healing, a facility exercising reasonable care should be able to prevent the development of bedsores or pressure ulcers and should be able to ensure that pre-existing sores heal quickly and without harming a patient’s overall health. If your loved one has developed bedsores while in a nursing home, in addition to filing a complaint with the State Department of Social and Health Services, you should consider moving your loved one to a different facility and calling a lawyer right away.

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