Bedsores, especially those that go untreated and become infected, may be a sign of neglect in your loved one’s Los Angeles nursing home. Nursing homes should not cause residents unnecessary pain and injury. If your loved one developed bedsores as a result of neglect in their Los Angeles nursing home, you may be able to take legal action on their behalf.
Working with a Los Angeles bedsores lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may allow you to focus on spending time with your loved one and other family members while our legal team handles a nursing home neglect claim or lawsuit on your behalf.
Bedsores and Related Infections Can Be Dangerous
Bedsores, sometimes called pressure sores or pressure ulcers, can put a senior’s life at risk if they are not treated promptly and properly. Infected bedsores can cause pain and discomfort, as well as become infected and lead to a deadly systemic infection and sepsis.
Bedsores generally occur:
- When nursing home staff fail to regularly reposition a patient who is not mobile; or
- When nursing home staff move a resident improperly, damaging their skin
According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, it is possible for nursing homes to prevent these open wounds in residents by providing the proper care. All facilities should have policies in place to reduce or eliminate pressure sores in residents that are susceptible. The prevention of bedsores reduces the risk of infection, reduces pain and suffering, and increases the quality of life. These are all important factors in the overall well-being of a nursing home resident.
If your loved one has recurring bedsores or bedsores that go untreated, their nursing home may be over-crowded, under-staffed, or there may be other conditions leading the staff to neglect residents. Even if it is not intentional on the part of the staff, the administrators have a responsibility to ensure all residents get the care they need. They may be responsible if your senior requires medical care for their bedsores.
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Our Team Wants to Discuss Your Loved One’s Case with You
If your senior family member developed recurrent bedsores, or had bedsores that went untreated and became infected, in a Los Angeles nursing home, this may be a sign of neglect. Neglect is the only type of nursing home abuse that can be unintentional.
Even if you believe the nursing home staff is great, their supervisors and, ultimately, the nursing home owners may be creating an environment where the staff cannot possibly provide the care the residents need. Reach out to us today to discuss your senior’s bedsores and related circumstances with a member of our team.
If we accept your senior’s case, a Los Angeles bedsores lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will fight to hold the nursing home responsible for your family member’s treatment, support, and other losses. Our attorneys do not shy away from cases just because there are complicating factors or because they may be difficult to prove.
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Your Family May Deserve a Settlement or Court Award
If possible, based on the facts we uncover, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can work to create a strong argument to show that the nursing home caused or failed to prevent your loved one’s injuries. This may allow us to recover an award that includes:
- Medical treatment costs
- Increased care costs related to their injuries
- Relocation expenses if you choose another care facility
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic losses
- A wrongful death award for your family if your loved one passed away as a result of a bedsore or related infection
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Understanding the Deadlines in a Los Angeles Nursing Home Abuse Case
You likely only have 24 months to take legal action on your loved one’s behalf in a nursing home abuse and neglect lawsuit. Under Code of Civil Procedure §335, there is a statute of limitations on most personal injury lawsuits. Victims only have two years from the date their injuries occur or are discovered to take legal action in civil court.
This is true no matter if the at-fault party caused injuries through negligence or an intentional act of abuse. There may be some exceptions to the rule, such as if the victim has mental or physical concerns that prevent them from filing suit on time.
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, our team can help you understand how long you may have to act on your loved one’s behalf. We need time to build a case and navigate the claims process, so we encourage you to call us as soon as possible.
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Let a Los Angeles Bedsores Attorney Help You Build a Case Against the Nursing Home
It can sometimes be difficult to prove bedsores occurred as a result of neglect, but attorneys from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm know the types of evidence necessary to prove these cases. We will build a strong case to hold the nursing home accountable for your loved one’s bedsores, infection, and other injuries. We may be able to prove and potentially recover a wide range of economic and non-economic losses.
If we believe your loved one was a victim of neglect or abuse in their Los Angeles nursing home, we will handle their case based on a contingency fee. Your family will not need to take money from savings or find another way to pay a retainer. Instead, you pay nothing up front. We take our fees from the settlement or award we recover based on your loved one’s case.
A Los Angeles bedsores lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to hold the nursing home accountable for your loved one’s injuries. To learn more or get started today, call to speak with a member of our team.