Pressure injuries are cause for substantial concern should they develop. Pressure sores (also commonly called pressure ulcers, pressure injuries, bed sores and bedsores) are often a sign of neglect in health care. There are many preventative measures that can be taken in order to avoid (or lessen the odds of development of) pressure sores.
If pressure sores develop, they can worsen if prompt and proper medical attention is not provided. Should pressure sores worsen, there can be many adverse health conditions that can occur. These adverse health conditions can both contribute to as well as accompany other declines in health. Should pressure sores be allowed to worsen, such health problems can lead to the death of the assisted living resident or nursing home patient.
One condition that can develop due to the existence of pressure sores is sepsis. There are many examples, some summarized on this site, of pressure sores leading to septic shock.
Another example is seen in mynbc5.com article of November 21 titled “Dad, girlfriend charged after disabled son died of septic shock from bed sores” as well as the November 20 Washington Post article titled “2 charged after man died from septic shock due to bed 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 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 Law Group handles cases on a contingency basis…no fees are charged unless and until monetary compensation is achieved.
Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer. Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.
During this 25+ year period, Elman 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 Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. This legal consultation is free and confidential.
Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.