The Buckfire & Buckfire P.C nursing home lawyers and medical malpractice attorneys file lawsuits against Michigan medical facilities for patients who suffer infections from bedsores and infected decubitus ulcers while residing at the facility. These include cases filed against skilled nursing homes, assisted living centers, hospitals, and in-patient rehabilitation facilities. In cases involving the death of the patient due to an infected bedsore, we file a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit.
Many patients are at risk for developing bedsores due to a number of medical conditions, so it is crucial that the medical provide takes all necessary and appropriate measures to prevent them from occurring. When patients are properly evaluated, cared for, and monitored, bedsores are completely preventable.
Infections from Bedsores & Decubitus Ulcers
Bedsore infections can cause serious harm to the patient. Many patients develop sepsis and this can lead to further serious illness and even death. Some patients develop osteomyelitis, which occurs when bacteria causes an infection in the bone. Many patients require surgery when the infection becomes very severe.
In severe pressure sores (stage 4), the bacteria enters the body through the open wound and attacks the bone. Once the bone becomes infected, enzymes are released that restrict the body’s ability to heal. When left untreated osteomyelitis can spread into the bone marrow and surrounding joints, leading to further medical complications, such as amputation or even death.
Hospital, medical centers, and nursing homes can be negligent if they do not properly assess the patient for the likelihood of developing a bedsore, if they do not turn the patient on a regular schedule or do not bathe the patient on a regular schedule, and finally, if they do not properly treat the patient after the diagnosis of a pressure sore. When this occurs, it can give rise to an infected bedsore lawsuit.
No Fee Promise For Infected Bedsore Cases
We will represent you in your Michigan bedsore case under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact your Michigan Bedsore Attorney
To learn more about the legal rights of a patient who develops an infected bedsore due to medical negligence, you should contact our legal team today. Call us now at (800) 606-1717! You can also fill in the Get Help Now box on his page and press “Click To Send.” We will contact you shortly and begin working on your case immediately!