Bowel Impaction

Nursing Home Negligence Attorney in New York & New Jersey

Fecal impaction or bowel blockage is a serious and painful condition that can often occur in cases in which the patient suffers from chronic constipation. If left untreated, bowel blockage can lead to rectal tearing or bowel perforation. In extreme cases, fecal impaction can even be fatal.

Preventing Fecal Impaction in Nursing Home Residents

Many nursing home residents are at risk for this condition because of inactivity, weakened muscles, and liver problems. For this reason, staff members at care facilities must exercise awareness and caution in order to spot warning signs. Nursing homes should be proactive in protecting residents from this condition by ensuring regular exercise and access to proper nutrition, including foods rich in fiber. Fecal impaction is often a sign of serious nursing home negligence.

Signs of possible fecal impaction may include:

  • Bleeding from the rectum
  • Small stools
  • Extreme straining in the attempt to pass stool
  • Diarrhea
  • Two or more days without a bowel movement

More Than 100 Years of Combined Experience in Injury Law

At Morelli Law Firm, we are passionate about upholding the rights and dignity of nursing home residents. You trust professional caretakers to look out for your loved one, and that trust should be met with treatment that is kind, professional, and proactive. If your family member suffered a serious bowel impaction, contact a New York and New Jersey nursing home abuse attorney immediately.

Our lead nursing home abuse attorney is a former nurse with 14 years of legal experience. She understands these types of cases and brings a rare level of credibility to each case she accepts. To learn more about our firm or to schedule a case consultation regarding a possible nursing home negligence lawsuit, contact Morelli Law Firm as soon as possible.