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Have you or a loved one suffered from a pressure ulcer or bedsore while at a nursing home?

You may be entitled to a pressure ulcer lawsuit settlement!

Bedsores can lead to severe complications including sepsis and in severe cases can lead to death. Our bedsore lawyers can help you pursue compensation for your pressure ulcer complications and secure the payout you deserve.

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What are bedsores?

Bedsores (Pressure Ulcers) come from long-term pressure placed on the body. When pressure is placed on a specific part of the body for an extended period of time the skin becomes weak and tears and degradation. Factors that increase the risk of developing bedsores include:

  • Older age
  • Dehydration and Malnutrition
  • Low levels of body fat
  • Being immobilized due to injury or illness
  • Medical conditions like diabetes, poor circulation, low immunity

We have experience calculating the value of bedsore related losses and help our clients fight for the damages that they should seek out in their claim.

What Can You Recover Damages For?

You may be entitled to compensation if you or a loved one suffered from bedsores while at a nursing home. It is possible that you were victims of neglect that led to the formation and damage of pressure ulcers and deserve to be compensated. You can recover damages in cases of bedsores in the following areas:

  • Pain and Suffering: Bedsore recovery is a long process with treatments that are painful, cause you discomfort, disrupt your life and result in anguish.
  • Medical Expenses: Once bedsores develop they will require months and years of medical care to recover from depending on the severity of the bedsores. The many medications and visits to medical care providers add up and you can be compensated for all of these costs.
  • Emotional Distress: Bedsores cause more than just tangible physical damage, they also cause emotional distress that stems from the pain, anxiety and suffering that treatment can cause. Your emotional distress should not be overlooked and you can seek damages for them.

Bedsores are commonly found in parts of the body that have pressure placed on them like the back, buttocks, hips and thighs. Bedsores can be prevented with proper care and attention by nursing homes and hospitals. When this care is not given the pressure causes bedsores and the longer an individual places pressure on one spot of the body the worse the bedsore severity will get. Bedsores are classified in stages ranging from 1-4. The higher the stage, the worse the condition of the affected individual will be. Stages of bedsores are:

We have experience calculating the value of bedsore related losses and help our clients fight for the damages that they should seek out in their claim.

BEdsore Stages

  • Stage 1: Only the outermost layer of skin is impacted with the affected area being itchy, red with changes to texture compared to surrounding skin area.
  • Stage 2: A deeper level of skin is impacted with Stage 2 bedsores potentially leading to open wounds with swelling and fluids exiting the wounds.
  • Stage 3: A more serious level of bedsores, Stage 3 pressure ulcers have started to impact past just the skin and have penetrated to the fat layers underneath the skin. At this stage you may notice intense drainage and bad smells associated with this open wound on the skin. Tissue at this stage will also begin to show signs of death like blackened areas of skin.
  • Stage 4: Stage 4 bedsores are the most severe and concerning of the bedsore stages. At this stage not only skin and fat layers are impacted, but also areas underneath the fat layer like muscles and ligaments. These wounds can get so bad that they leave wounds deep enough where muscle and even bone can potentially be seen. These wounds constitute a medical emergency that is a matter of life and death and demands immediate attention.

Our Team Is Ready To Stand In Your Corner To Bring You Justice

There is no justifiable excuse for anyone to have reached a level 3 or 4 bedsore at a nursing home or hospital. In these cases seeking medical and legal attention in a swift manner can help you get the support and justice you deserve.

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KBA has decades of combined experience with legal cases all over the country. Year after year our team has helped our clients secure millions in verdicts and settlements. We have experience handling pressure ulcer and bedsore cases related to nursing homes.

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Legal cases can be long and confusing. You need a team with experience and patience to help you at every stage of your legal process.

Our track record speaks for itself. With millions in recovery for our clients, we are confident that we can help you too.

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