legal resources necessary to hold negligent facilities accountable.
Nashville Nursing Home Bed Sore Lawyers
While there are some exceptions from time to time, nursing patients’ pressure sores are usually indications of neglectful care. It is difficult to believe that any attentive caregiver would fail to provide the routine care needed to prevent these sore from developing and that the sores would go unnoticed long enough for them to become painful and open wounds that threaten the patient’s life. The Nashville bedsore injury attorneys of Nursing Home Law Center LLC fight on behalf of the many victims whose injuries stem from greed and disregard for the wellbeing of patients.
Nashville Senior Demographics
Nashville is the second largest city in the State of Tennessee, and its population is bolstering at an incredible pace. From 2010 to 2015, its population rose over 8.5% from 603,500 to over 654,000. Current projections have Nashville projected to become the largest city in the state in quick order. Seniors represent over 10% of the population and this figure is also expected to inflate as many people prepare to retire in the very near future.
While Nashville’s economy is strongly propped up by the music and tourism industries, the healthcare industry is most prevalent. More than 300 healthcare companies call the city home and over 200,000 people are employed through these companies.
Nashville Nursing Homes
Our Nashville pressure ulcer lawyers encourage you to conduct detailed research on the nursing homes you are considering using resources offered by Medicare such as the nursing home compare tool. It can be difficult and worrisome to wonder whether the pitch you are being given is genuine and the tool cuts through the hype to reveal the true history of any nursing center being considered. For example, we were able to use the tool to learn that Signature Healthcare of Madison, located on 431 Larkin Spring Road, has been penalized more than $560,000 over the last three years and been denied federal funding for failing to meet federal safety standards.
The tool provides assessments in multiple areas, such as staff quality and health inspection history and allows you to compare homes side by side. To use the tool yourself, simply visit the Medicare website at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html.
How Bedsores Develop and Why They Are a Sign of Neglect
Whenever someone sits or lays in the same period for a long period of time, it is possible for his or her weight to inhibit circulation to the skin and muscle tissue surrounding the affected joints. It only takes several minutes for skin and tissue to become damaged from oxygen deprivation, but the progression of pressure ulcers is an indication of a more serious and extended concern.
When responsible caregivers attend to patients with limited mobility, they recognize the need to shift the patients’ positions every several hours to restore blood flow to these areas. While moving patients, it should be possible to detect the presence of Stage I sores and prevent them from progressing any further. Later stage pressure ulcers are the result of prolonged oxygen deprivation and tissue necrosis, which develops into an open sore. At this point, the skin and muscle may be so severely damaged that specialists need to remove the dead tissue before it is possible for the wound to heal.
One of the most pressing concerns when a patient is suffering from advanced stage pressure sores is the risk of infection. Open wounds can be easily infected and because some pressure ulcers cause tissue damage down to the bone, the resulting infections can be difficult to treat.
Qualified and Experienced Attorneys Who Will Fight on Your Behalf
Nursing Home Law Center LLC has helped thousands of nursing home abuse victims recover the compensation they deserve and can help you pursue the justice you seek if your loved one has developed a bedsore due to neglectful care. Contact us today to arrange a free case review with one of our award winning Nashville bedsore injury attorneys to learn more about your legal options and how we can help. If we are unable to recover compensation on your behalf, our services will cost you nothing.
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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Resources
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