Bedsores, also known as pressure sores or the Latin word decubiti singular decubitus, are something that can develop in a patient who is in a long-term hospital facility or nursing home. No patient should endure bedsores, no matter how long he or she has been in the facility. The reason they happen is from inadequate turning or moving of the patient. It needs to be done in the correct manner and the correct frequency. If it is not done, pressure sores or bedsores can develop. They typically develop in parts of the skin that are closest to the bone, such as ankles, lower back, and hip. There are various stages of bedsores. The longer bedsores fester, the higher stage can occur. If you or a loved one has experienced bedsores, decubiti, or pressure sores as a result of negligence in a facility where they have been hospitalized long term, you should call an attorney and look into a possible action against the facility.
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