Help, I Suffered Bed Sores at a Nursing Homes – What are My Legal Options
Individuals confined to their beds for extended periods of time are more likely to get ulcers on the locations of their body that are pressed up against a surface due to lack of blood flow to said area. Due to illness or old age, individuals in nursing homes get bed sores or pressure sores on a somewhat regular basis. These, however, can be prevented if appropriate care is taken to ensure that the individual is moved around by staff regularly and that they get the needed interaction that can only come from having to leave their beds or chairs to visit other residents or share in a meal in the cafeteria or common room. Bed sores or pressure ulcers as they are otherwise known can be very difficult to treat, and lead to complications and even amputations should they be left to develop past a certain stage. If you or a loved one developed bed sore as a senior citizen at a care home, you may be able to file a lawsuit for compensation, and we’re here to help with that.
Are you looking for a bed sore senior citizen neglect attorney? Please call us NOW at (773) 825-3605 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. The experienced bed sore complications injury lawyers at McCready Law have over 90 YEARS of combined legal help where we’ve helped hundreds of people just like you get the justice and compensation they deserve. What sets us apart from other nursing home neglect attorneys is the fact that we have extensive experience litigating claims. This is important to note because insurance company negotiations will often get you a fraction of what you may receive if you decide to take the court route with some of our best nursing home abuse lawyers – we will make sure that you get full compensation. In addition to having a bilingual staff (hablamos Espanol) we also make sure that all cases are handled by a real attorney, and not a paralegal. Lastly, we take on cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are NO UPFRONT FEES whatsoever during any point in the processing of your claim. Regardless of where you are in the country, we can help you with your legal claim – simply call us NOW at (773) 825-3605 to learn more: the call is ABSOLUTELY FREE!
Bed sores or pressure ulcers can be prevented in the following ways:
- Checking on senior citizens on a daily basis in their rooms
- Ensuring that residents lie at a thirty degree angle which has been shown to alleviate pressure
- Making sure that clothing as well as bedding is dry on a regular basis
- Relocating or repositioning residents on a regular basis
- Ensuring that residents have pillows and other forms of padding meant to help relieve pressure
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Left to progress, pressure sores have the potential to cause systemic infection as skin, tendon and bone has been shown to break down and become infected. This can lead to complications that may necessitate hospitalization. If you or a loved one developed pressure ulcers or bed sores at a nursing facility, please call us NOW at (773) 825-3605 to learn more; thanks, and we look forward to helping you.