Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse – Decubitus Ulcers

Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse – Decubitus Ulcers

This Gallery Illustrates The Stages Of Decubitus Ulcers aka Bedsores

Nursing home abuse is one of the most terrifying things our elders can endure, and it’s up to family, and friends to be watchful for any signs of neglect. Bedsores, or decubitus ulcers, can be signs of negligence, or even blatant abuse.

The images are representative of the spectrum of severity one can encounter with decubitus ulcers or bedsores. If your loved one has injuries like these below, even if they’re not as severe, you must act quickly. Get treatment immediately, and file a complaint of nursing home abuse. Bedsores can be prevented with proper care.

If your loved one has suffered abuse, or neglect, please contact us, either by filling out the form to the right of this article, or by calling  800-887-6852. Our lawyers will give you a free case evaluation. We have attorneys working in all 50 states, specializing in helping victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. 

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Stage I decubitus ulcer on greater trachanter (hip)

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Stage II decubitus ulcer on ischeal tuberosity (buttock)

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Stage III decubitus ulcer

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Stage III decubitus ulcer with necrosis on sacrum

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Stage IV decubitus ulcers on ischeal tuberositics and sacrum

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Stages of Healing Decubitus Ulcer: Upper left image demonstrates Stage 4 ulcer, with periosteum of bone visible at base of wound. Over the course of several months, wound slowly healed.

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