Recently, The Peck Law Group ascertained that numerous nursing home patients suffered serious injuries; including bed arose, pressures sores also known as decubitus ulcers. Many of those patients died and went days without baths. They were severely dehydrated and malnourished, and their pressure sores were not treated, leading to fatal infections, including Ecoli and sepsis.
An elder fell, was admitted, was alert and had no history of incontinence. But nursing home staff still put her in adult diapers. She developed bed sores that became so infected her left leg had to be amputated above the knee. She died of a blood infection.
The alleged inadequate care included failure to follow physicians’ orders. Failure to treat wounds and pressure sores, failure to update resident care plans, and failure to monitor the blood-sugar levels of diabetic residents are typical Nursing Home Abuse Attorney.
About the Author
Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.