Information about Elder Abuse from Our South Carolina Injury Attorneys
Victims of nursing home abuse and neglect are often helpless in defending themselves against medical complications, such as bed sores. They must rely entirely on the assistance found at their nursing homes, and elder abuse occurs when nursing homes do not adequately provide that assistance. Contact the South Carolina injury lawyers at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC if your loved one has been victim of nursing home neglect through bed sores.
Remember, the state licenses nursing homes and other healthcare centers, so they must meet quality standards. You have a right to seek justice if you think that a nursing home failed to meet quality standards in its care of your loved one.
Bed sores (also called pressure ulcers) develop from prolonged pressure placed on the body through inactivity. Bed sores often appear on areas of the body with little fat or muscle, such as the spine, hips, heels and shoulders. Severe bed sores can damage muscles, bones and joints. These sores can develop quickly, and they are often difficult to treat.
Many elderly individuals are unable to move or shift themselves to alleviate pressure placed on various parts of their bodies, especially those who require use of a wheelchair or are confined to bed. Complications of bed sores include sepsis, cellulitis, bone and joint infections, and even cancer. Nursing homes that fail to routinely move or shift their residents, thus causing bedsores, must be held accountable for their negligence.
At McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, we are committed to representing victims of nursing home abuse who are unable to defend themselves. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, contact the South Carolina injury lawyers who care about the wellbeing of our elders in nursing homes. We have offices in Rock Hill, Columbia, Sumter and Anderson, South Carolina. We represent nursing home victims of bed sores as well as other forms of nursing home abuse. Your life is our mission.