Untreated bed sores can become large open sores that are prone to infection, particularly if proper standards of cleanliness for nursing home residents and their immediate surroundings are not met. These serious injuries can progress rapidly and cause damage to muscles and bones, and even lead to death. Nursing homes should develop skin care plans to prevent infection, and provide ongoing attention to ensure that it does not happen. When these safeguards are not taken, our lawyers represent residents and their families to document health and sanitary conditions that produce infection and seek redress and remedial action for them.