Pressure Sores’ Causes As Seen In Three Main Factors

Pressure sores’ causes are numerous.  While there are many reasons as to why they may develop, if proper care is performed it is likely that pressure sores won’t develop.  Importantly, should pressure sores develop, it is critical that they not be allowed to worsen.  Pressure sores (also commonly called “bed sores”) that worsen in severity can cause a range of serious adverse health conditions, and may become life-threatening at some point.  In fact, many lawsuits and wrongful death lawsuits against Illinois nursing homes claim serious injuries due to bed sores.

As seen in bed sore statistics, such pressure injuries happen on a fairly common basis.

The Philadelphia Tribune published an October 30, 2018 article titled “Philly’s best and worst nursing homes, according to government data,” that discusses pressure sores’ causes.  An excerpt from the article, quoting David Hoffman, who is the president of a national health care consulting firm based in Philadelphia:

For example, pressure ulcers, otherwise known as bedsores, are what Hoffman calls “multifactorial,” meaning they can be caused by a variety of care deficiencies. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services website cites three possible deficiencies: inadequate nutrition, failure to reposition residents often enough, and a lack of padding.

“So it’s important to look at that number and think, ‘Well, while I may not be a clinician, what does it mean that somebody’s skin is breaking down and developing painful wounds?’” Hoffman said. “And so it’s relevant as to how care is being delivered in that facility.”

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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.

Pressure Sores And Infections That Develop In Illinois Nursing Homes

Pressure sores (also commonly referred to as pressure injuries, pressure ulcers and bed sores) continue to be a major potential threat to residents of nursing homes and other long-term health care facilities, such as assisted living facilities.  On this site, pressure sores and various adverse impacts they have are discussed on the “Chicago Bedsores Lawyer” page, and individual posts concerning pressure sores are seen under the “bedsores” category.

Nursing home residents often have characteristics, including age, that makes them more vulnerable to the development of pressure sores.  If these pressure sores are allowed to worsen – and go untreated – there can be a variety of adverse health impacts.

Often, the development of pressure sores and the accompanying injuries – which can lead to a fatality – leads to the filing of a lawsuit.  These lawsuits often allege negligence in the health care provided to the nursing home resident.  Posts concerning bedsores lawsuits are seen under the “bed sore lawsuits” category and those lawsuits in Illinois are seen under the “Illinois bed sore lawsuit” category.

One of these adverse health impacts that can occur from pressure sores is infection.

The Chicago Tribune published an article (with videos) on September 5, 2018 titled “In Illinois’ understaffed nursing homes, deadly infections persist from bedsores and common injuries that go untreated.”  The article discusses various issues concerning Illinois nursing home residents that have developed infections, and also discusses sepsis and septic shock.

Notable excerpts from the article include:

Year after year, nursing homes around the country have failed to prevent bedsores and other infections that can lead to sepsis, an investigation by Kaiser Health News and the Chicago Tribune has found.

No one tracks sepsis cases closely enough to know how many times these infections turn fatal.

However, a federal report has found that care related to sepsis was the most common reason given for transfers of nursing home residents to hospitals and noted that such cases ended in death “much more often” than hospitalizations for other conditions.

also:

In Illinois, about 6,000 nursing home residents a year who were hospitalized had sepsis, and 1 in 5 didn’t survive, according to Definitive’s analysis.

also, a description of sepsis:

Sepsis is a bloodstream infection that can develop in bedridden patients with pneumonia, urinary tract infections and other conditions, such as pressure sores. Mindful of the dangers, patient safety groups consider late-stage pressure sores to be a “never” event because they largely can be prevented by turning immobile people every two hours and by taking other precautions. Federal regulations also require nursing homes to adopt strict infection-control standards to minimize harm.

A video in the article further discusses sepsis and septic shock.

The article also discusses various lawsuits filed over the development of pressure sores and their health complications.

Additional details concerning pressure sores and infections in nursing home residents can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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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.

Pressure Sores Lead To Septic Shock And Death Of Man

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.”

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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.

Development Of Severe Bed Sores

As often discussed on this site, the development of bedsores (also commonly referred to as bed sores, pressure ulcers, pressure sores and pressure injuries) is often seen as a result of nursing home neglect.  In many (if not most) cases bedsores should not develop – i.e. they are preventable if various basic precautions are taken.  If pressure sores do develop, it is likely that they will worsen in severity if they are not promptly treated.

Often, lawsuits (including wrongful death lawsuits in the case of fatalities) against nursing homes and other long-term care providers allege negligence on the part of the health care provider if bedsores develop and/or worsen.  This is especially so if further health deterioration occurs, which is likely if the bedsores are not promptly and correctly treated.

The alleged development of severe bedsores that led to the death of two New York nursing home residents is discussed in the July 17, 2017 syracuse.com article titled “‘Close it down,’ say families of 2 James Square patients who died from severe bed sores.”  Of note, wrongful death lawsuits have been filed regarding the deaths.

Two excerpts from the article:

Tammy LaForce says she called James Square nursing home every two hours to remind the staff to turn her father so his bed sores wouldn’t worsen.

Her father, Curt LaForce, had developed severe bed sores on his buttocks, heels and scrotum. Doctors at a local hospital discovered the gaping wounds when Curt LaForce, 73, was hospitalized for a urinary tract infection in 2015, his daughter said.

also:

The other patient was Carolyn Robb, 72, who went into James Square for short-term rehabilitation after she’d fallen and broken her hip, her family said. She went to James Square in February 2015, developed severe bed sores within 10 weeks, and died in May 2015, her family said.

Additional details can be seen in the article mentioned above.

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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.

Bedsores And The Possibility Of Serious Infections

While bedsores (also typically referred to as pressure ulcers, pressure sores, and pressure injuries) can develop in many different situations, they are most likely to develop under certain conditions.  As well, individuals with certain characteristics and health conditions are particularly susceptible.

As often discussed on this site, bedsores are often a sign of health care neglect.  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.

One of the most serious adverse developments that can happen to those with pressure sores is infections.  Sepsis (which is further discussed on the “Sepsis” page) can develop and be life-threatening in nature.

Cleanliness is an important aspect of proper health care, and of great importance in the prevention of pressure sore complications.  As seen in many examples of elder abuse and severe pressure sore infections, unsanitary and otherwise unhygienic conditions often contribute to and/or accompany severe pressure sore infections.

One example of unsanitary conditions and severely infected bedsores that developed on an elderly woman can be seen in the December 4, 2014 The Advocate article titled “Daughter, granddaughter indicted in 82-year-old Baton Rouge woman’s death.”  An excerpt:

Bessie Looney was severely malnourished and had severely infected bedsores on her hips and buttocks area, the affidavit states, and her wheelchair was lined with a disposable pad that was soiled with human waste.

Clark has said Bessie Looney’s bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers, “had the appearance of obvious infection.”

Additional details can be seen in The Advocate article mentioned above as well as the March 8, 2017 U.S. News & World Report article titled “Daughter Faces Trial in Death of Bedsore-Ridden Mother, 82.”

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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.

Pressure Injuries, Their Classifications, And Their Significance

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) has been mentioned on this site for their research and classifications regarding pressure ulcers.  Recently, they have changed some terminology with regarding to pressure ulcers, and made changes to their “Stages” of pressure ulcers, largely based upon the degree of soft tissue damage.

The changes are discussed in the April 13, 2016 press release titled “National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) announces a change in terminology from pressure ulcer to pressure injury and updates the stages of pressure injury.”  An excerpt from the release:

The term “pressure injury” replaces “pressure ulcer” in the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Pressure Injury Staging Systemaccording to the NPUAP. The change in terminology more accurately describes pressure injuries to both intact and ulcerated skin. In the previous staging system Stage 1 and Deep Tissue Injury described injured intact skin, while the other stages described open ulcers. This led to confusion because the definitions for each of the stages referred to the injuries as “pressure ulcers”.

The definition of “pressure injury” is the following:

A pressure injury is localized damage to the skin and/or underlying soft tissue usually over a bony prominence or related to a medical or other device. The injury can present as intact skin or an open ulcer and may be painful. The injury occurs as a result of intense and/or prolonged pressure or pressure in combination with shear. The tolerance of soft tissue for pressure and shear may also be affected by microclimate, nutrition, perfusion, co-morbidities and condition of the soft tissue.

Newly-revised definitions of various Pressure Injury stages are also described in the press release.  There are four stages, as well as four additional definitions, including one for “Deep Tissue Pressure Injury.”

Illustrations of these Pressure Injury Stages and other definitions can be seen on the “Pressure Injury Staging Illustrations” page.

As often discussed on this site, the existence of pressure injuries can be problematical for many reasons.  As seen in various discussions, statistics, and wrongful death lawsuits, pressure injuries can cause both direct and indirect adverse health conditions.  If such injuries do not receive immediate and proper medical treatment, a further deterioration of health can occur, and such a decline in health can lead to potentially life-threatening and fatal conditions.

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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.

Woman Dies Following Development Of Severe Bedsores

The Toronto Star has highlighted an alleged incidence of untreated bedsores at a “high-end” nursing home.

The article that discusses the bedsores and subsequent death of the nursing home resident are seen in the September 16, 2015 story titled “Woman dies in agony after bedsores neglected at high-end Oakville nursing home.”

An excerpt:

A high-end Oakville nursing home neglected the bedsores on an elderly woman for so long that a rotting ulcer ate deep into her leg, exposing her shinbone through blackened flesh.

After nearly three months of lax care at The Waterford, Dorothy Benson grew increasingly sick from the infection in her decaying skin and died in hospital from problems related to sepsis and dehydration, according to an Ontario Ministry of Health report. She died on August 24, 2013, at age 93.

Another article from the Toronto Star, titled “Nursing-home bedsore cases ‘simply not acceptable,’ minister says” also discusses the findings of various cases uncovered during the investigation.

As previously commented upon in this site, while bedsores can develop due to any number of reasons, if they go untreated they often can lead to very serious – and potentially life-threatening – direct and indirect health consequences.

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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 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 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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.

Alleged Negligence At Pennsylvania Nursing Homes

The Pennsylvania Attorney General filed legal action against a nursing home operator for negligence, in that it allegedly failed to provide various basic services to nursing home residents.

The legal action and alleged negligence is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the July 2, 2015 Newtown Patch article titled “Legal Action Filed Against National Nursing Home Chain” as well as the July 1 wpxi.com article (with video) titled “Pennsylvania AG sues operator of 14 nursing homes.”

The alleged neglect in nursing home care include various issues that could lead to the development of bedsores, including, as seen in the Patch article mentioned above:

  • Residents at risk for bedsores from not being turned every two hours as required.

An excerpt from the wpxi.com article:

“Defendants’ staffing practices cost residents their dignity and comfort, and jeopardized their health and safety,” the attorney general’s complaint said.

The lawsuit said the parent company of the “enormously profitable” Golden Living facilities was “unjustly enriched” and it asked the court to order payback of that money from the 14 Golden Living centers named in the complaint.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Patch and wpxi.com articles mentioned above.

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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 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 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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.

Bedsore Development In Short-Term Rehabilitation Care

On April 14, 2015, the New York Times published an article titled “In Race for Medicare Dollars, Nursing Home Care May Lag.”

The article focuses on how some nursing homes are focusing on offering short-term rehabilitation services, even though the quality of care may not be adequate.

An excerpt:

But in a cutthroat race for Medicare dollars, nursing homes are turning to amenities like those to lure patients who are leaving a hospital and need short-term rehabilitation after an injury or illness, rather than long-term care at the end of life.

Even as nursing homes are busily investing in luxury living quarters, however, the quality of care is strikingly uneven. And it is clear that many of the homes are not up to the challenge of providing the intensive medical care that rehabilitation requires. Many are often short on nurses and aides and do not have doctors on staff.

A report released in 2014 by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General found that 22 percent of Medicare patients who stayed in a nursing facility for 35 days or less experienced harm as a result of their medical care. An additional 11 percent suffered temporary injury. The report estimated that Medicare spent $2.8 billion on hospital treatment in 2011 because of harm experienced in nursing facilities.

The article cites two examples of those who have allegedly developed bedsores after not receiving proper care.  An excerpt regarding nursing home care received by Dr. Lois Johnson-Hamerman, who went into a Philadelphia nursing home:

But just one month after arriving at Watermark for short-term rehabilitation of an injured foot in 2012, Johnson-Hamerman ended up in the emergency room with a severe bedsore that had become dangerously infected. Far from the service she said she had been promised, she said the workers never gave her a full bath or shower, were slow to respond to her requests to have her diaper changed and did not turn her every few hours, a crucial step in preventing bedsores.

Additional details can be found in the New York Times article mentioned above.

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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 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 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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.

Bed Sores As A Substantial Source Of Harm

Prevention of bed sores is a critical topic, as is the immediate and proper treatment of bed sores should they occur.  Due to the potential severity of adverse health consequences of bed sores, health care professionals both in Illinois as well as nationally should follow proper procedures to prevent bed sores.

As seen in various bed sore statistics, bed sores remain a too-common occurrence, due to a variety of reasons.  Of course, one of the most common reasons for the development – and worsening – of bed sores is negligence on the part of health care providers, such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

On January 29, 2015, Vox published an article titled “Medical errors in America kill more people than AIDS or drug overdoses.   Here’s why.”  Within this article, one of the subjects discussed is bed sores, in which it states “Bed sores are a huge source of harm in the health care system.”  The article contains statistics and discussion of causes and the prevention of bedsores, and also shows a picture of a foot with bed sores.

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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 Law Group at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the situation and to see if filing an injury lawsuit is warranted.  This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.   

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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.