Nebraska Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers
Nursing homes across the nation have a duty to provide adequate care for
their patients. This includes those who are immobilized and must spend
a majority — or all — of their time in a wheelchair or in
bed. When this is the situation, it is important for the nursing home
staff to perform proper rotation or movement of the patient in order to
prevent serious conditions from developing. When the staff fails to rotate
a bedbound patient, the results can be devastating.
The most common complication from failure to rotate is the development
of pressure ulcers. Also known as bed sores, these occur when the blood
flow is dramatically decreased to certain parts of the body, mainly where
there is not a lot of muscle or fat. Bed sores come in four stages, each
one progressively worse than the stage prior with the final stage increasing
the probability of fatality. If a patient is rotated properly, blood flows
better and the boney areas of the body are not subjected to a high level
The parts of the body most likely to develop pressure ulcers include:
- Back of head
Understand the Signs
If your loved one is in a nursing home, it is important to make sure you
look out for any signs of possible neglect, such as failing to rotate
a patient. When you visit your elderly loved one, be sure to ask if everything
is okay or if they are in pain. Monitor their reactions and check their
body to make sure there are no signs of pressure ulcers. You may notice
red, blistering areas. This can signify the early stages of bed sores
and you should inform the staff before the problem becomes more pressing.
At Domina Law Group, our Nebraska nursing home neglect attorneys work to
help clients seek justice on behalf of their loved ones. Failure to properly
rotate is a serious problem and a sign of negligence within the nursing
home. Take legal action to protect your loved one and others from this
kind of abuse.
Call our firm today
and learn more.