Nursing home negligence is a serious issue that can have devastating consequences for residents and their families. One of the most common forms of neglect in nursing homes is the development of bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers. These sores can occur when a patient is left in one position for too long, and can lead to serious infection and even death if not properly treated.
At Your Insurance Attorney, we understand the impact that bedsores can have on the lives of nursing home residents and their families. We are committed to holding nursing homes accountable for their negligence and fighting for the rights of those who have been harmed.
Bedsores occur when prolonged pressure is applied to a specific area of the skin, typically over bony prominences such as the heels, hips, and tailbone. This pressure can cause the skin and underlying tissue to die, leading to painful sores. In some cases, these sores can become infected and can lead to serious health complications.
One of the main reasons that bedsores occur in nursing homes is due to neglect. Staff may not be properly trained to recognize the signs of bedsores, or may not have the time or resources to properly care for patients. In some cases, staff may even be aware of the problem but choose to ignore it. This is unacceptable and negligent behavior from the staff and the nursing home management.
Our team of experienced attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the rights of nursing home residents and their families. We understand the impact that bedsores and other forms of neglect can have on the lives of those affected and we are committed to holding nursing homes accountable for their negligence. Our attorneys, Nathan P. Carter, Michael A. Mandeville, Brian C. Guppenberger and Joshua A. Machlus, have over 30 years of experience in handling nursing home negligence cases and have a proven track record of success.
All of our attorneys are members of The American Trial Lawyers Association, AAJ Leaders Forum, Florida Legal Elite, and American Board of trial Advocates. These memberships reflect the high level of skill and expertise that our attorneys possess and demonstrate their commitment to fighting for the rights of those who have been harmed.
When bedsores are not properly treated, they can quickly progress from stage 1, in which the skin is red but intact, to stage 4, in which the sore has become a deep wound that exposes muscle and bone. At this stage, bedsores can be life-threatening if not treated immediately.
It is important to note that bedsores are preventable, and nursing homes have a legal obligation to provide adequate care and attention to their residents, including regularly turning and repositioning those who are bedridden or unable to do so on their own. If a nursing home fails to do so, they may be held liable for any resulting injuries or harm.
If you or a loved one has developed bedsores due to neglect in a nursing home, we encourage you to contact our experienced attorneys for a free consultation. We will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and the suffering you have endured.
Many nursing homes are run for profit and as a result, they may understaff the facilities, leading to less care and more bad outcomes like bedsores. This is unacceptable, and it’s important that we hold these facilities accountable for their actions. Our attorneys will work to gather evidence and build a strong case against the nursing home, to ensure that they are held liable for their neglect and that you receive the compensation you deserve for your loved one’s injuries and suffering.
When you work with our team, you can trust that we will thoroughly investigate your case and gather all the necessary evidence to build a strong case against the nursing home. We will also work with medical experts to understand the extent of your injuries and the long-term impact they will have on your health.
We also understand that this can be a difficult time for you and your loved ones, and we will be with you every step of the way, ensuring that you are well informed and that your rights are protected. We will handle all the legal proceedings, paperwork and negotiations on your behalf so you can focus on your loved one’s recovery.
If you suspect that a loved one has been a victim of bedsores or other forms of neglect in a nursing home, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. You can reach us at 877-857-5677. It’s important to report any abuse or neglect as soon as possible. You can also report any abuse or neglect to the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) hotline at 1-800-962-2873, and the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) hotline at 1-888-419-3456. These hotlines are available 24/7 and are staffed by trained professionals who can take immediate action to protect your loved one.
It is important to take legal action as soon as possible, as there are statute of limitations that apply to these types of cases. We also advise you to document any evidence of bedsores or neglect, such as photographs and medical records, as this will be important in building a strong case against the nursing home.
At Your Insurance Attorney, we are here to help and advocate for you. With years of experience and a proven track record of success, we are confident that we can help you achieve the outcome you deserve. We will fight for the justice and compensation that you and your loved one are entitled to.