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Sue for Bed Sores In Nursing Homes

Our Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers sue nursing homes for residents who have suffered bed sores during their admission.  Bed sores are completely preventable with proper screening, care, and treatment even though some residents are at high risk for pressure sores due to their medical condition.  Too often, the family of the resident does not even discovery these bed sores until they are very advanced and require surgery.  When these bed sores do occur, the resident and family can sue the nursing home.

Upon admission to the nursing home and throughout the admission, the nursing home staff is required to assess a resident’s risk of developing bed sores.  These assessments are based upon a number of factors, including medical conditions, the resident’s mobility, poor nutrition and whether the resident is continent.  When a resident is determined to be a risk for developing a bed sore, the nursing staff is required to develop and implement a plan to bothSue for Bed Sores in Michigan Nursing Home prevent the sore from occurring and to treat it at the initial stages.  Quite often, a wound care specialist should be consulted to start treatment to prevent it from worsening or become significantly infected.

Stage 4 bed sores are the most serious level of bed sores.  Stage 4 bedsores can occur anytime there is prolonged pressure on a part of the body, but they are especially common when a hospital, nursing home, rehabilitation center, foster home, or other care facility fails to monitor its patients or residents over a prolonged period.  By the time, a stage 4 sore has formed; there has already been a craterous sore for some time.

 Infection seriously delays the healing of earlier stage bed sores but can be life-threatening at Stage 4.  Infection can penetrate the bone, causing osteomyelitis and requiring weeks of treatment. From there, the infection can spread into the blood stream, causing sepsis. This will also require weeks of treatment and skin grafting may be necessary. Skin graft operations, however, may not be successful in older or malnourished patients, which are two of the groups most likely to suffer Stage 4 bedsores.

Patients who suffer bed sores and pressure sores at nursing homes or in other medical care facilities do have legal right to sue the nursing home. These injuries and conditions are completely preventable with proper nursing practices and medical supervision. Patients, or their family members, should contact our office immediately to determine their legal rights for bedsore injuries.

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Statute of Limitations For Michigan Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits

The statute of limitations for nursing home abuse varies from state to state. There are strict limitations for filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan nursing home abuse lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately. Our lawyers will start working on your case immediately, reviewing your entire medical chart to gather evidence necessary to prove and win your case.

Contact Our Michigan Nursing Home Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been suffered from Michigan nursing home abuse or neglect, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the care facility. Call us at (800) 606-1717 to speak with a top rated lawyer. We will listen to your story and inform you of your best course of action. We represent all clients under our No Fee Promise, which means you will not pay anything unless we are able to obtain a settlement or jury verdict. There is nothing to lose so call today!

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