An article published this week on NewsOK.com discusses the problem of pressure ulcers suffered by patients in Oklahoma nursing homes. Although pressure ulcers, more commonly known as bed sores, can be prevented, Oklahoma is among the worst in the country for patients suffering from bed sores. And families are striking back — filing lawsuits against facilities when their family members develop bed sores while in nursing homes. Read the full article here.
Bed sores are not only painful…they can be deadly. But with proper care and treatment, they can be prevented. Our attorney team is familiar with the signs of neglect that can lead to agonizing bed sores in elderly, bed-ridden patients. If you believe your family member in a nursing facility is being neglected, you may have a case. Contact Michael J. O’Connor & Associates for a free consultation.