Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers recently settled a case against an Oakland County Hospital and Rehabilitation Center for failing to properly recognize, diagnose and treat a decubitus ulcer that developed on the patient’s buttocks and coccyx. The patient had fractured his femur in a motor vehicle accident and was in the hospital for surgery and rehabilitation. Despite the patient’s immobility from the surgery the nurses and health care providers failed to properly turn and move the patient allowing him to developed a large bedsore.
In addition, their failure to appropriately treat the bedsore caused it to increase in size, become infected and required an extensive flap surgery to heal the wound. As a result of such negligence, the patient was forced to undergo an otherwise unnecessary surgery and has left him with a significant scar. There were significant medical expenses and hospitalization expenses incurred due to the pressure sore and related treatment.
Our Michigan medical malpractice attorneys filed the hospital negligence lawsuit in the Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac, Michigan. Shortly after serving the lawsuit on the hospital, we were contacted by the hospital attorney to determine whether we could settle the case before engaging in expensive and lengthy litigation. After engaging in settlement discussions, we were able to settle the case. The amount of the settlement is subject to a confidentiality agreement.
If you or someone you know suffers from a bedsore due to the Michigan hospitals’ failure to properly recognize, diagnose and treat a decubitus ulcer, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. experienced Michigan medical malpractice attorneys. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and medical records to prove and win your case. We will also represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we settle. Call today for your free consultation and learn your legal rights as a medical malpractice victim.