Atlanta Personal Injury Blog

Bed Sores, Pressure Ulcers, and Other Signs of Nursing Home Negligence

signs of nursing home negligence

Anyone with a relative who resides in a nursing home has likely had a nettlesome thought or two about the level of care their loved one is receiving. We’ve all heard at least one horror story of nursing home care gone terribly wrong. While some lapses might be minor or easily explainable, there are some… Read More

Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Claims

Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Claims

The latest figures from the National Coalition on Aging reveal elder abuse has reached epidemic proportions, with 1 in every 10 Americans over 60 having experienced some form of abuse. That’s nearly 5 million elder abuse cases annually. Worse, these estimates are low, considering a National Research Council conclusion that just 1 in 14 of… Read More

Stages of Pressure Ulcer or Bedsore

stages of bedsores

Pressure ulcers, also called bedsores or pressure sores, are serious injuries. Caused by reduced blood flow to the skin as a result of constant pressure, bedsores are especially common amongst nursing home patients and others who are immobile. The severity of pressure sores are described in stages, with stage one being the least severe, and… Read More

My Mother is in a Nursing Home and Has Ulcers Due to a Lack of Proper Care

“My 68 year-old mother is in a nursing home and developed horrible ulcers due to a lack of proper care. I just learned that there is no insurance and the business was subsequently sold to a company that tells me they do not have to pay compensation. Can this be?” In an earlier column, I… Read More