Bedsores (also typically referred to as pressure ulcers, pressure sores, and pressure injuries) are an affliction to which certain types of individuals are particularly susceptible.
As often discussed on this site, bedsores are often a sign of neglect in the care of a nursing home resident. There are many steps that can be taken to prevent pressure sores, as well as prevent them from worsening should they develop. One simple step is to frequently monitor nursing home residents for pressure sore development. This is especially so for nursing home residents who have limited or no mobility. Other medical conditions, such as dehydration, can cause and/or worsen the severity of the bedsores.
If prompt and proper medical attention is not provided to those that have developed pressure injuries, the affliction can lead to a variety of adverse health consequences, and in some cases death.
Also of note is that the same neglect in care that led to the development of the pressure sores also can lead to other adverse medical conditions, i.e. the pressure sores may be one of many medical conditions that exist at the same time.
There are many Illinois lawsuits that have been filed regarding bedsores and the injuries – some fatal – that have arisen due to the development of such pressure injuries. Negligence in care is often cited in these lawsuits.
One such lawsuit is seen in the January 20, 2017 Cook County Record article titled “Alden-Town Manor Rehabilitation and Health Care Center accused of not preventing pressure sores.” As seen in the article, the plaintiff alleges that the defendants failed to provide adequate medical care to prevent the long-term care facility resident from developing multiple pressure sores.
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.
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