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Detroit Bedsore Attorneys
The Detroit bedsore injury attorneys of Nursing Home Law Center LLC are dedicated to their quest for justice on behalf of our loved ones who have been denied the very basic level of care they were guaranteed when placed under the care of a nursing facility. The advancement of pressure ulcers is an issue which requires a quick and sharp response due to just how groundless the injuries should be if victims were receiving the reasonable attention and care they could expect from a well-staffed care center. Understaffing is one of the most common causes of neglect and is entirely due to the prioritization of profits over the safety of patients.
Detroit Senior Demographics
While residents have been abandoning the city of Detroit in droves in recent history, it is still the largest city in the state of Michigan with a population of over 677,000. The senior segment of the population is significant with over 11.5% of Detroit’s residents being over the age of 65. There are many more still who are on the cusp of entering their golden years, which will only place greater demand on quality senior services and assistance.
One of the ways many seniors can maintain their independence and increase the quality of their lives is to participate in the activities provided through their local senior centers. These centers allow the aging to access hot and nutritious meals, mingle with their peers, take up new hobbies or learn new talents and to take part in recreational events and trips. To find a center close to you, check the Senior Citizens’ Guide to Detroit at http://www.seniorcitizensguide.com/detroit/listings/seniorcenters.htm.
Poor Nursing Home Quality an Area of Concern for Detroit Residents
While there are 100 nursing centers serving the city of Detroit, Medicare has delivered admirable ratings to less than have of them. 59 facilities received three or fewer stars, indicating the need to exercise caution when placing a loved one into a care center. This has prompted many residents to delay seeking the care their loved ones so desperately need out of fear they will be neglected or abused by the people trusted with their safety and comfort.
Our Detroit pressure sore lawyers suggest using the nursing home compare tool provided by Medicare at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare to narrow your search. It will allow you to quickly eliminate facilities that have consistently delivered inferior care and that have received fines and other penalties for failing to make needed improvements. You can also search for centers that meet criteria such as the type of facility or service offered and forms of payment accepted.
Pressure Ulcers Are a Sign of Systemic Neglect Throughout Detroit Nursing Facilities
It is alarming just how devastating the consequences for neglect victims can be when they do not receive very basic care. Most bedsores are preventable through regular movement or rotation between positions in order to resolve any circulation problems that can occur when patients suffer from limitations that keep them confined to a bed or chair. Because the preventative measures are so simple, we believe that whenever a pressure sore is allowed to advance to later stages; it could only be due to a system that promotes neglect and negligent care.
When treated in a timely manner, bedsores go away with the application of topical medicines and regular adjustments to the patient’s position. Undetected and untreated sores can become ulcers over time, however, which occur when the tissue around the joints begins to die and decay. An open wound forms eventually, and many patients with these advanced stage sores are admitted to the hospital when the wounds become infected.
Put Our Detroit Pressure Sore Lawyers to Work on Your Behalf
Nursing Home Law Center LLC is one of the largest and more effective advocates in the nation for nursing neglect victims. Our extensive experience and successful litigation against negligent nursing facilities allows us to give victims the best possible chance of finding the justice they deserve for what they have been forced to endure. If your loved one has been injured, we invite you to contact us today to arrange a free consultation with one of our award winning Detroit bedsore injury attorneys to learn more about your rights and how we can help your loved one recover the compensation he or she is entitled to receive.
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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Resources
If you are looking for an attorney to assist with the investigation or prosecution of a nursing home abuse case involving bed sores or other injury visit the pages below: