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Families Must Educate Themselves When It Comes To Bed Sores Acquired In A Nursing Home Or Hospital

Bed Sore FAQ's

From both a medical treatment and legal standpoint, families coping with a situation where a loved one has acquired a bed sore in a nursing home or hospital are quickly faced with difficult questions.

Let’s face it, no one expects a loved one to acquire a bed sore.  When notice is received, most families are shocked to learn that they may be faced with making difficult decisions from both a medical and legal standpoint.

Given the fact that the overwhelming majority of bed sores (similarly referred to as: pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers) are the result of systematic neglect and improper care, medical facilities are frequently hesitant to supply answers to questions like:

What causes the bed sores to develop?

What types of medical treatments are available to treat this condition?

Is the facility responsible for this condition?

What is the legal recourse for a patient with bed sores?

Will my loved one survive?

You are not alone.  With more than 500,000 nursing home and hospital patients coping bed sores, there remains a shortage of complete, concise and updated sources of information.

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