How bedsores & pressure sores happen? Who is responsible?
"Bedsores are a sign of neglect, abuse or even malpractice.
They are simply not acceptable and you
have a right to sue and get justice."
If you have a bedsore or pressure sores,
please seek immediate medical attention first.
Your next step is legal help.
Millions of dollars have been awarded to bedsore victims.
Bedsores: Financial Awards for victims or family
How do Bedsores happen?
Bedsores, also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers, or decubitus ulcers, are areas of damaged skin and tissue that develop when sustained pressure - usually from lying in a bed or sitting in a wheelchair - cuts off circulation to vulnerable parts of your body. Bedsores are preventable. Essentially, when people who are entrusted with the care of those who are unable to move shirk their responsibilities, then the immobile can develop bedsores.
Without adequate blood flow, which would occur in the turning and moving a person's body as is standard procedure, the affected tissue dies and an ulcerated sore develops.
There is a standard of care that is your legal right as a patient. When this standard has been violated or ignored a bedsore lawsuit may be your path to justice and yield a large amount of money to the victim or family of the bedsore victim.
There is no fee unless we win you a financial award. With aggressive bedsore attorneys, bedsore clients have been awarded tens of millions of dollars as victims of medical negligence. Some clients or families of victims may choose to settle without ever having to enter a courtroom and still be financially rewarded. Our goal is to get you not only justice, but the most money available to you for your injury and any additional complications or problems your bedsore injury may have caused.
Be mindful that bedsores or pressure sores can develop quickly, progress rapidly and are often difficult to heal. They are often not reported to the family by nurses or aides. Caring for bedsores can cost into the tens of thousands of dollars. Due to the lower staffing in nursing homes, patients may be forced to wait longer for care, such as simply being turned in a bed, or the changing of soiled linens and clothes. If an elder cannot change themselves then they are forced to sit or lay in their own urine until a caregiver arrives.
While the elderly wait, their skin is being weakened by the moisture making them susceptible to bedsores.
It's easy to see why so many seek legal justice and get financial compensation for bedsores. Pain, suffering further medical complications and possibly death generally would have been avoided if a hospital patient or nursing home resident received proper medical care.
It is the duty of a nursing home or hospital to follow proper procedures to prevent Bedsores. They are a sign of neglect, sometimes malpractice and abuse! Unfortunately, some families do not contact a bedsore lawyer until after the unwarranted death of a loved one. Be pro-active and get immediate medical and legal assistance.
Get legally informed and weigh your options as a bedsore or pressure, sore victim, today.