Charleston Nursing Home Neglect & Pressure Ulcer
Pursuing justice on behalf of pressure ulcer victims is a priority for the Charleston bedsore injury attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC. We have shared in the collective indignation over the rising number of neglect cases over the last fifteen years and wish to offer nursing abuse victims the passionate and impactful representation they deserve so that they have the greatest chance possible of achieving justice. If your loved one has suffered from an advanced stage pressure sore, it is likely that understaffing and neglect have contributed to the development and worsening of the sore. We would like to invite you to contact us regarding further investigation of your case.Charleston Senior Demographics
In addition to being the oldest city in South Carolina, Charleston is its second most populated, with a population of over 132,000. In just five years, the city has grown from 120,000 residents to its current number, representing explosive growth of 10.3% in that period. At its current growth rate, it is set to overtake Columbia as the state’s largest city.
Seniors represent a significant portion of Charleston’s population. They currently make up over 12% of the total and many more residents are on the verge of entering their golden years. Anyone who is 50 years of age or older may discover useful services and activities through the Lowcountry Senior Center, which has been created under a partnership between the city government and Roper St. Francis. Activities include exercise programs, educational courses, social activities and assistive programs.
For more information you can visit http://www.charleston-sc.gov/index.aspx?NID=366.How to Choose the Right Charleston Area Nursing Facility for a Loved One
With 14 area nursing facilities serving the area, our Charleston bedsore lawyers know that it can be a daunting task to determine which homes are least likely to neglect your loved ones’ needs. We’ve found that one of the best ways to vet nursing facilities is to use the nursing compare tool provided by Medicare. This tool grades each nursing center based on its health inspection history, staff quality and administrative procedures.
It also shows important information that nursing staff members will deliberately hide from you during interviews. For example, Riverside Health and Rehab has been the recipient of three fines over the last three years totaling over $350,000. This is useful information to have when trying to avoid centers with poor histories. To use the tool, visit https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare.Why Advanced Stage Pressure Ulcers at Charleston Nursing Centers Require Further Investigation
There is an alarming amount of neglect that must ensue for nursing patients to develop severe pressure ulcers. While Stage I and II sores are more common, they are also easier to treat without complication. Patients at understaffed facilities often suffer in silence as these sores are allowed to progress into open wounds, which may become infected. All that is required to prevent and detect sores before they advance to this level is to check in on patients every couple of hours and adjust their positions to restore circulation to their joints.
Overworked caregivers try their best to meet the needs of their patients, but there is only so much they can do when they have more patients than they are able to care for. Some residents receive higher priority than others and certain issues are not addressed until they’ve become more serious than is acceptable. We have pressed legal action against many a nursing home due to understaffing rather than the direct actions of caregivers for this reason.Put Our Charleston Pressure Sore Lawyers to Work on Your Behalf
If your loved one has suffered from a bedsore, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can help. Contact us today to be connected with an award winning Charleston bedsore injury attorney so that we can arrange a free consultation and collect the information we need to investigate your claim. We guarantee that we will never charge a fee for our services in the event we are unable to secure compensation on your behalf.
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