How Common Are Bed Sore Lawsuits?

As discussed throughout this site, bed sores can form for a variety of reasons, and untreated bedsores can have a variety of adverse health consequences.  Sepsis is one adverse health complication that can be caused by untreated bed sores, which are also commonly referred to as pressure ulcers, pressure sores, and bedsores.

A primary factor in bed sore formation is having a person – especially those with certain characteristics – remain in one position for too long of a time period.  This immobility can occur for many reasons, including the use of restraints.

Pressure sore lawsuits against long-term health care facilities (such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospices, and hospitals, etc.) are seen, especially in cases where facilities are negligent or otherwise faulty in their identification and treatment of bedsores.  On this site, bedsore lawsuits are featured in the “bed sore lawsuits” and “Illinois bed sore lawsuits” categories.

Of note, bed sores are the 2nd most common form of lawsuits against SNFs (Skilled Nursing Facilities) according to at least one study.

While not all bed sores can lead to a successful lawsuit, should someone you care for develop bed sores, the Chicago nursing home abuse lawyers at the Elman Joseph Law Group can provide you with a free case evaluation to see if the formation of, and any other harm caused by such bed sores is grounds for a lawsuit against the Illinois health care facility.

To receive a free case evaluation from a highly experienced Illinois personal injury trial lawyer, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.


Should someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect or a nursing home accident – or suffer an injury at a similar health care facility such as an assisted living facility, retirement home, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or hospital – please contact the Elman Joseph Law Group to discuss the situation and to see if filing an injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Joseph Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its court trial capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this courtroom trial capabilities, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group take cases to court. 

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Joseph Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.  

Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.