The Michigan medical practice lawyers at our firm often review cases involving the failure to properly diagnose heel ulcers and gangrene. The claims are often brought against podiatrists and other medical providers, including nursing homes, for the failure to properly manage the condition.
Heel Ulcer Medical Malpractice Information
Heel ulcers constitute one of the most prevalent problems for podiatric physicians. Pressure ulcers affect nearly two million people each year. Gangrene is the death of body tissue most often caused by a loss of blood flow, especially in the legs and feet. Gangrene is often associated with pressure heel ulcers.
The heel is the second leading site for developing pressure ulcers. It is vital that medical personnel, including nurses, have a thorough understanding concerning prevention of pressure ulcers. A physician’s ability to request proper consultations with vascular surgeons, endocrinologists and internal medicine is essential. The failure to do this or provide proper treatment may constitute medical malpractice.
The most common factor for heel ulcers is diabetes, immobility, peripheral vascular disease, trauma, and age. Lack of mobility can generate excessive levels of pressure to the skin and heel ulcers result from prolong circulatory interference. Pressure ulcers will develop when the heel is subjected to prolonged periods of pressure that exceed capillary pressure. Development of heel ulcers and subsequent gangrene often result from prolonged stays in hospital and extended nursing care facilities.
Compensation In Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Medical malpractice lawsuit settlements include compensation paid for both economic and non-economic losses. Non-economic claims include payment for the pain and suffering caused by the medical negligence.
Medical negligence lawsuits that involve the death of the patient, further non-economic damages can be sought. These include compensation for loss of emotional support, comfort, companionship, society, moral support, and consortium. In the case of death, we will pursue a wrongful death lawsuit on your family's behalf.
Compensation is also owed to the family for ecomonic losses caused by the medical negligence. These include loss of earnings, loss of financial support and loss of work benefits (health insurance, pension). These claims all will contribute to the final settlement amount of the lawsuit.
No Fees Unless You Win An Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a settlement. We also pay all case costs and expenses. If you case is unsuccessful for any reason whatsoever, you will owe us nothing. We put that in writing for you.
Contact Our Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice at a hospital or by a physician, it is important you contact our law firm today at (800) 606-1717. We will listen to your story and start working on your case immediately.