Most Common Risk Areas of the Body for Bed Sores
Bed sores, also called pressure ulcers, are patches of skin and tissue damaged by prolonged contact or friction with another surface. Bed sores in nursing homes are a serious problem and could be a sign that doctors, nurses and other staff members are neglecting the elderly residents.
If you live in Mesa, Arizona, or the surrounding areas and find that a loved one living in a nursing home is suffering from bed sores, an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer can help you build a case against those responsible.
Though bed sores can occur anywhere on the body (especially if your family member is frequently lying or sitting down for long periods of time), some areas are more at risk than others. As suggested by the name, bed sores frequently occur on skin commonly in contact with the surface of a bed, including:
- The hip area
- Heels of the feet
- Lower back
- Should blades
- Back of the head
If left untreated, bed sores can become a serious health hazard. Not only could your loved one suffer extreme pain, but worn skin and tissue can become infected.
If you believe your loved one is suffering from bed sores or being otherwise mistreated in a nursing home, please contact Cullan & Cullan, today to schedule your free consultation. We serve clients in or around Mesa, Arizona.