Our elder abuse lawyers represent nursing home residents in cases involving heel ulcers and gangrene. These neglect lawsuits arise when a nursing home staff and physician fail to properly care for a resident and this results in the development of heel ulcers, also known as bedsores. The injuries suffered from these heel ulcers is often severe and can result in amputation of the toes, feet, and even legs.
Heel ulcers constitute one of the most prevalent problems for nursing home residents. Due to a patient’s immobility and other health conditions, the heel is the second leading site for developing pressure ulcers. 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 prolonged circulatory interference. Pressure ulcers will develop when the heel is subjected to prolonged periods of pressure that exceed capillary pressure. The failure of the medical staff to turn the patient, inspect for heel sores, and properly treat a developing sore is the basis for a nursing home negligence lawsuit. A physician who fails to timely treat a foot ulcer or refer the patient to a wound care specialist may also be the subject of a lawsuit.
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.