Defending Against Bed Sores And Neglect

Bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers or pressure sores, are not merely a sign of neglect—they are a serious indication of inadequate care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. At Mendes, Reins & Wilander, PLLC, our attorneys recognize the grave consequences bed sores can have on a loved one’s health and well-being. With over 20 years of experience, we are relentless in our pursuit of justice for victims of elder abuse and neglect.

The Dangers of Bed Sores in Nursing Homes

Bed sores develop when pressure is applied to the skin for extended periods, leading to tissue damage and, in severe cases, infection. These painful wounds can have devastating effects on the individual’s quality of life and may even result in death if left untreated. It is crucial for families to recognize the signs of bed sores and take action immediately.

Preventable Harm

In most cases, bed sores are entirely preventable with proper care and attention from nursing home staff. However, negligent facilities may fail to implement adequate preventive measures, such as regularly repositioning residents, providing appropriate mattresses and cushions, and ensuring proper hygiene. When these standards of care are not met, residents suffer unnecessarily.

Taking Action For Your Loved One

If your loved one has developed bed sores while under the care of a nursing home or assisted living facility, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance. Ignoring the problem will only worsen the situation and may put your loved one’s life at risk. Our experienced attorneys are here to help you navigate the legal process and hold negligent facilities accountable for their actions.

At Mendes, Reins & Wilander, PLLC, our lawyers understand the emotional toll of seeing a loved one suffer due to neglect. That’s why we provide compassionate support to our clients while aggressively advocating for their rights. We leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of justice, tirelessly working to secure compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Contact Us Today

Your initial consultation with us is free. We are here for you. Call 888-862-0025 or complete our online form to schedule an appointment with our experienced team in Tampa. Let us be your advocates in the fight against elder abuse and neglect.