There Is Absolutely No Excuse For Bed Sores
Whether your loved one is in a nursing home or the local hospital, you trust medical professionals and support staff to take good care of him or her and be attentive to his or her needs. If you have discovered decubitus ulcers, known as bed sores, or other signs of neglect, an experienced attorney can help you explore your options.
At the law office of O’Brien Batten Kirtley & Coomer, PLLC, in Lexington, Kentucky, the attorneys have been helping people get justice for more than 80 years combined. They believe that bed sores should never occur and will aggressively protect the best interests of you and your loved ones.
Bed Sores Should Never Occur
Unlike many ailments, bed sores are usually 100 percent preventable. To prevent bed sores from occurring, all it takes is for hospital and nursing home workers to pay attention to their patients and to do their jobs. There is usually no excuse for bed sores, and Medicare won’t even reimburse hospitals for the treatment of bed sores which occur there because they should never happen.
While a bed sore doesn’t sound like the most terrible problem someone could have, these injuries can be horrific for seniors. While recovering from bed sores and neglect wounds, the medical bills can be tremendous.
You can trust our firm to examine the circumstances that led to your loved one’s bed sores, including looking into hospital or nursing home staffing, education and training issues.
This should not have happened. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us today.