If your loved one experienced bedsores due to nursing home neglect, a lawyer from our firm can help you. Your loved one may be eligible for compensation.
No one should pay thousands of dollars per month for nursing home care, only to experience bedsores due to negligence. Entrusting your loved one to the care of strangers is hard enough—finding out that they suffered neglect is unacceptable.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm provides legal representation for cases involving victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. We offer free case evaluations, and there is no fee unless we secure a financial award for you. Your time for pursuing possible compensation is limited. Do not delay—call us now.
Bedsores and Nursing Home Neglect
Bedsores are a serious problem that occur when a person is immobile. Also referred to as pressure ulcers or Decubitus ulcers, bedsores are found among nursing home patients in wheelchairs or who are bedridden.
When bedsores develop, they are a serious health hazard as they result in a red, painful area that, if left untreated, can become infected.
According to John Hopkins Medicine, bedsores are typically due to one or more of the following:
- Not turning a patient frequently in bed
- Failing to properly position a patient
- Neglecting a patient’s nutritional needs
Patients who are immobile rely on others to use preventive care. When a nursing home fails to provide adequate services, care, and treatment, the resulting bedsores can have devastating effects for your loved one.
In addition to the physical pain, the feelings associated with neglect can result in depression and/or anxiety. Your loved one may resist asking for help due to their fear of a certain caregiver. They may also fear reporting the neglect due to possible retaliation.
No elderly loved one should live in fear of harm or of seeking assistance. The high costs associated with nursing homes make subpar care unacceptable. If this happened to your loved one and their neglect resulted in emotional problems, inquire about possible therapy or counseling options for them.
Stages of Bedsores
There are four stages of bedsores. The stages start with a one and progress to a four—the most severe stage. The first two stages exhibit milder conditions. A bedsore at stage four, however, develops so deep, it can affect muscle, bone, and sometimes damage to tendons and joints.
Neglect in a nursing home happens for a variety of reasons—one of which is a staffing shortage. A nursing home staffing shortage is not your loved one’s fault. Undertrained or inexperienced staff are also not your loved one’s fault. If you notified management of your concerns and nothing was done, they are negligent and possibly liable for your loved one’s condition.
If your loved one suffered bedsores on their elbows, their heels, hips, or buttocks, document the neglect and save their medical records. Relocate your loved one to a different facility and seek legal representation immediately.
For a free legal consultation with an bedsores lawyer serving Phoenix, call (800) 842-6336
Beware of Insurance Settlement Offers
If an insurance company offers a settlement on behalf of your loved one, do not accept it. By doing so, you may lose your chance to pursue civil action later, should your loved one’s medical condition worsen.
Pursuing a personal injury claim is your right under Arizona law. As personal injury lawyers, we can help you and your loved one through this difficult time. We keep you updated throughout the legal process.
Let our team handle the details of your case. We fight for the compensation your loved one deserves. If we are unable to reach a fair settlement out-of-court, we are ready to go to trial.
You have enough to deal with without trying to negotiate with an insurance company. No matter how tempted you are to take care of this on your own, leave this process to us. Insurance companies are simply too good at what they do to try to handle this type of case on your own.
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Bedsores are preventable if the patient receives proper care. It is when standard care practices fail to take place that your loved one may develop painful bedsores.
Proving your loved one’s bedsores are due to neglect is where we can help you. A personal injury attorney from our firm will review all evidence, including witness statements, pictures, and medical reports.
Preparing your case for negotiation or trial takes time. The statute of limitations sets a strict deadline for pursuing a civil lawsuit. While your worry and concern for your loved one may consume your thoughts, it is important that you contact us immediately.
Relocating your loved one to a different facility requires additional funds your loved one may not possess. Extended hospital stays and expensive medications for their bedsores can far exceed their personal finances.
The painful condition of bedsores, along with financial and emotional stress, are not fair. Knowing that the nursing home failed to provide your loved one with proper care is infuriating.
The elderly are among the most vulnerable of our nation’s population and, as such, deserve caring and compassionate care. If your loved one developed bedsores that you suspect are the result of neglect, let us help you.
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