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May 28, 2020 | Gary Burger

What Should You Do If Your Loved One has Bedsores After a Nursing Home Stay or Hospital Visit?

Nursing homes are trusted with the care and well-being of elderly loved ones. These facilities are legally required to provide a certain standard of care, but this doesn't always happen. Many nurses, doctors, and other medical personnel are negligent and do not follow the rules to prevent bedsores and ulcers from forming on bed-bound patients.

If your family member has bedsores after a nursing home stay or hospital visit, you can pursue compensation for your loved one's harm and losses. Burger Law is here to help. Call 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 to schedule a free, no-risk consultation and discuss your case with our St. Louis nursing home negligence lawyers.

Can You Sue a Nursing Home for Bed Sores?

Bed sores occur when there is prolonged pressure on an area, which causes damage to the skin and tissue. Nursing homes and long-term care facilities are required to take precautions and frequently reposition and adjust bed-ridden patients to prevent these sores from forming. If a resident is not properly cared for, and bed sores or other injuries develop, the victim or their surviving family members may be eligible to file a nursing home abuse lawsuit against the facility or caregiver and recover compensation.

St. Louis Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers | Burger Law

Burger Law investigates all nursing home abuse claims, and can determine the types of damages you can recover for your family member's preventable injuries and damages. Our St. Louis nursing home abuse lawyers have decades of experience in nursing home abuse lawsuits and are committed to making negligent nursing home facilities and caregivers take responsibility for the harm and losses that they caused.

If your family member was the victim of nursing home abuse, and developed bed sores or other injuries as a result, and you need an aggressive St. Louis nursing home abuse attorney to fight for your case, contact Burger Law today at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 to schedule a free case review.