Minnesota Nursing Home Bed Sore Lawyer
Elder neglect and abuse is preventable as a nursing home bed sore lawyer I frequently see wounds with infection, deep sores, some to the bone and requiring surgery including amputations of feet and lower legs. Bed sore are really sores that people who are usually limited in mobility receive due to long periods of time in bed and without activity. Bed sores are usually preventable if a person receives sufficient foods and water, and regular movement of their body and limbs. Depending on the person they should have a minimum of turning and repositioning every two hours.
Federal regulations mandate that nursing homes must assess resident risks and provide proper care and support that if a person enters a facility without a pressure sore they should not develop one. Also if a person has a pressure ulcer they receive the proper care, including wound care from an outside provider to ensure that the wound does not get worse.
Minnesota regulation in Statute 144.7065,requires reporting [by the facility to the Commissioner of the Department of Health] of Stage 3 or 4 or Unstageable ulcers acquired after admission to a facility, excluding progression from Stage 2 to Stage 3 if Stage 2 was recognized upon admission.
Rural Minnesota Nursing Home Bed Sore Lawyer
Attorney Kenneth LaBore handles bed sore cases throughout the state of Minnesota and is willing to travel to clients for meeting and hearings in their local county whenever possible. Bed sore cases are also medical malpractice claims and require expert witness support under Minnesota Statute 145.682. If the wound worsens to the point of infection sepsis and death then they are also wrongful death cases, which in Minnesota has limited damage jury instructions and expert witness testimony or other evidence must be developed.
There are several stages of pressure bed sores ranging from a Stage 1 reddened area to Stage 4, and Unstageable which are ulcer sores through the layers of skin and flesh and muscle to the bone. These sores occur most frequently on areas of the body that support pressure when in the bed, including, the shoulders, coccyx, buttocks and heels.
Nursing Home Bed Sore Lawyer Kenneth LaBore
If you have questions about nursing home abuse and neglect and want accountability for preventable bed sores contact Kenneth LaBore for a free consultation. There is no fee unless there is a verdict or settlement offer from the wrongdoer. Mr. LaBore can be reached directly at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.