Columbus Nursing Home & Pressure Sore
The Columbus bedsore injury attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are dedicated to prosecuting cases against negligent nursing facilities when their patients suffer needlessly because of systemic neglect and unacceptable living conditions. Pressure ulcers are almost always preventable with routine monitoring and repositioning of patients and even when minor sores develop, the methods to prevent them from worsening are equally simple. If your loved one has developed advanced stage sores that required medical attention, you may be entitled to recover compensation for the pain and suffering your loved one endured as well as the cost of his or her medical expenses and the cost of relocation into a new facility.Columbus Senior Demographics
Columbus Pressure Sore & Nursing Home AttorneysThe City of Columbus is the largest city in Ohio. It has seen a population growth of almost 8% over five years to exceed 850,000 residents. Seniors make up about 8.6% of the total and this is due to grow as millions of Americans are on the cusp of retirement. As the residents of Columbus aged over 50 continue to age, they will require access to senior programs and assistance.
Aging community members who are looking for ways to keep active, meet likeminded peers and participate in sports and relaxation programs can enroll as members of senior centers throughout the city. To learn more about the programs available and to find a facility that is close to you, visit https://www.columbus.gov/recreationandparks/programs/Senior-Programs-(50-)/.Less than Ten Percent of Columbus Nursing Centers Receive Perfect Medicare Grades
The state of the nursing industry in Columbus is rather dire when reviewing how Medicare has assessed the facilities serving the area. Out of 63 homes, 35 received two stars or lower while only six were rated a full five stars. This should be cause for alarm and pause when you are required to find a center qualified to care for a person who you care about. Our Columbus pressure sore lawyers refer people to the nursing home compare tool on Medicare’s website so that they can choose an assisted living community with more confidence.
The tool, which is located at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare, allows you to compare multiple homes at once and will reveal indispensable information such as whether the facility has been fined, how many times it has been cited for violating health codes and how well its staff is proportioned compared to the number of residents being served. It also allows you to expand your range so that you can find more suited centers a little farther away if need be.A Strong Response Is Needed to Deter Columbus Nursing Facilities from Ignoring the Issue of Pressure Ulcers
There is no justification for allowing any patient to suffer for weeks on end as a preventable injury continues to worsen. What is so reprehensible about most of the bedsore cases we see is how unnecessary they are when thinking of how easily the sores could have been prevented, detected and treated in their early stages. Since it is clear many for profit nursing homes lack the ability to regulate themselves, we need to deter them from ignoring the problem by taking them to task anytime a patient is injured due to neglect.Put Our Columbus Pressure Sore Lawyers to Work on Your Behalf
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is a leading prosecutor of nursing neglect cases and has been able to assist thousands of families secure the compensation they needed to cover medical expenses and ensure that their loved ones were placed under the capable care of more qualified nursing homes. If your loved one has been injured, we would like to invite you to discuss your legal options in greater depth during a risk-free consultation and case review.
Contact us today to speak with one of our award winning Columbus bedsore injury attorneys so that we can get to work right away on evaluating your claim. If we are unable to secure damages on your behalf for any reason at all, our services will cost you nothing.
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