There are many important aspects of pressure sore development. As frequently discussed on this site, pressure sores (also frequently referred to as pressure ulcers, bedsores, and bed sores) can lead to various adverse health consequences. As such, a focus on pressure sore prevention is a key facet of proper long-term health care, especially for those people who are more potentially susceptible to developing pressure sores. If proper pressure sore prevention measures are taken, the possibility of pressure sore development can be greatly reduced.
If pressure sores do develop, it is imperative that the pressure ulcers are quickly – and properly – treated. There have been many Illinois lawsuits regarding the alleged failure of various long-term health-care facilities (including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals) to identify and treat pressure sores in a timely manner, and in many of these incidents this alleged negligence has led to either serious harm – if not death – of the person who developed the pressure sores. In those instances in which the person died from the worsening of pressure sores wrongful death lawsuits are often filed.
A recent lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court claims that a nursing home (Manor Care) in Palos Heights was negligent in the care and supervision of a disabled woman, and this woman developed pressure ulcers that were not promptly treated. This lawsuit is discussed in the October 19, 2016 Cook County Record article titled “Disabled woman’s guardian claims negligence by Palos Heights nursing home.”
Additional details can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Cook County Record article mentioned above.
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 nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Elman Joseph Law Group at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the situation and to discuss the potential of an injury lawsuit. This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential. Elman Joseph Law Group handles cases on a contingency basis…no fees are charged unless and until monetary compensation is achieved.
Elman Joseph Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer. Over the last 25+ years Elman Joseph Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.
During this 25+ year period, Elman Joseph Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.
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.