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Decatur, Illinois Nursing Home Bedsores Attorney

Tazewell County nursing home pressure ulcer lawyer

Lawyers for Pressure Ulcer Injuries to Nursing Home Patients in Macon County and Sangamon County

As your family members reach their twilight years, they may need to receive care in a nursing home, retirement home, or assisted living facility. While you expect your loved one to receive high-quality care from the staff members at a nursing home, the unfortunate reality is that many patients suffer serious injuries due to nursing home negligence. Bedsores are one common type of injury experienced by nursing home residents, and they can occur because staff members do not properly monitor and treat patients who are bedridden or have mobility issues.

If your loved one has experienced bedsores that you believe were caused because of neglect by nursing home staff members, Kanoski Bresney can help you hold the nursing home responsible for the harm caused to your family. With over 40 years of experience and more than $400 million recovered on behalf of our clients, our lawyers can make sure you take the right steps to receive payments that fully address your family member's injuries. As we investigate your case, gather evidence of nursing home negligence, and help you take legal action on behalf of your loved one, we will provide you with the respect, response, and results you deserve.

Bedsores Caused by Nursing Home Negligence

Patients who stay in one position for an extended length of time can suffer bedsores, which are also known as pressure sores or pressure ulcers. These sores can develop due to pressure and friction on parts of the body that remain in constant contact with a bed, wheelchair, or other surface. Bedsores often develop on a person's heels, ankles, buttocks, hips, back, shoulder blades, or the back of the legs or arms.

Bedsores can be mild or severe, depending on the amount of time a person remained in the same position or whether they received the proper treatment for any existing sores. More mild bedsores involve redness, itching, and pain, and they can usually be treated by regularly moving a patient to a new position and reducing pressure on the parts of the body that have been affected. However, if sores are left untreated, they can extend to deeper layers of the skin or affect the muscles and ligaments. More severe bedsores often lead to open wounds, and they can result in serious infections or gangrene that can threaten a patient's life. In these cases, surgery may need to be performed to remove dead tissue, or a patient's limbs may need to be amputated.

In many cases, nursing home patients experience bedsores due to neglect by staff members. Patients who are bedridden or who must use a wheelchair to move throughout a nursing home should be moved regularly, with their position being adjusted to ensure that parts of the body do not remain in constant contact with surfaces. Staff members should also regularly inspect a resident's condition, identify potential bedsores, and provide the proper treatment to ensure that these wounds do not become more serious. Failure to provide the care that nursing home residents need is a form of negligence that can lead to serious injuries.

Contact Our Champaign County Nursing Home Injury Attorneys

Nursing home patients may experience bed sores or other injuries because a facility did not have enough staff to ensure that residents were properly monitored or because staff members were not properly trained on how to recognize and treat these types of conditions. If your loved one has suffered a nursing home injury, Kanoski Bresney can help you do what is needed to hold a negligent facility responsible for the harm suffered by your family. Contact our office today at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to set up your free consultation. We provide legal help to victims of nursing home negligence in Illinois, including Bloomington, Champaign, Macomb, Peoria, Sangamon County, Tazewell County, Quincy, Macon County, Springfield, Champaign County, Adams County, Rushville, McDonough County, Pekin, Peoria County, McLean County, Decatur, and Schuyler County.

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