Illinois Bed Sore Injury Attorneys
When you reach a point of needing extra care for your loved one, care that you cannot provide on your own at home, you trust that those who you leave your loved one with will take their job seriously. You trust that your loved one is safe from harm and neglect when you bring them to a nursing home or rehabilitation care facility.
If this trust is broken, and you find that your loved one has bed sores, it can be devastating to know that it took a significant amount of neglect to reach this point. You may be angry, confused and unsure what to do. Our team of Illinois bed sore attorneys can help you seek compensation and hold the irresponsible, neglectful parties accountable for their wrong doing. Our bed sore injury attorneys are experienced with numerous forms of nursing home neglect cases, because unfortunately, you are not alone.
Let us work with you to see justice. Contact our firm today.
Bedsores Are a Sign of Neglect
Bed sores are a sign of obvious neglect and substandard medical care. Bedsores, or pressure ulcers, are caused by a lack of blood flow to the skin, typically in places where there are bony protrusions or pressure points on the body such as elbows, knees, pelvis or heels. They develop when a person is unable to reposition themselves and their attending medical aid or caretaker does not turn them every few hours.
Bedsores are progressive, beginning with redness or swelling and worsening to deep wounds with exposed muscle or bone. They are prone to infection once developed and without proper treatment, they can lead to sepsis or gangrene.
Bedsores are a sign of negligence that may include:
- Allowing patients or residents to lay in wet bedding or dirty adult diapers.
- Failure to provide proper nutrition or fluids.
- Failure to regularly check residents or patients for sores.
- Leaving immobile patients or residents in one position for extended periods of time.
- Neglect in notifying medical staff or the hospital of bedsores.
- Neglect in notifying the family of developing bedsores.
Patients with bed sores are usually in pain as a result and they often cannot do anything about it for themselves. We stand up for these patients, giving them a voice that they may not have otherwise.
You Deserve Compensation. Let Us Help.
If your loved one is suffering from the pain of bed sores or has been hospitalized for bed sores due to negligence, you deserve to be compensated. Bed sores are preventable and should never occur. Our team of Illinois bed sore lawyers is experienced in all aspects of nursing home neglect cases and we understand how traumatic it can be to see a loved one suffering from the discomfort of a bedsore. When a caretake neglects their duty, and causes a loved one pain, let us help you hold them accountable.
Contact us to speak with a compassionate attorney on our team at (618) 505-1660.
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