When a person stays in one position for a long period of time, blood capillaries can become constricted, particularly those over bony areas of the body. This can result in the painful and potentially fatal condition of bed sores, also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers and decubitus ulcers. Slowly, the skin, tissues and muscles can be destroyed if the person does not receive proper medical treatment.
Bed sores are ugly and shocking to behold. If you have noticed sores or damaged skin on your loved one's back, buttocks or legs, you need to take action. You should question nursing home management about the sores, demand that they attend to your loved one and obtain medical care. You should also discuss your situation with an attorney. Your family member or his or her estate may be entitled to compensation.
Justice And Compensation For Victims Of Nursing Home Neglect
"In a civilized society, the thought that anyone should suffer bed sores is an outrage. My law firm will work tirelessly to hold the perpetrators responsible for their actions." — T.J. Smith
T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, vigorously pursues compensation and justice on behalf of people who have suffered harm in nursing homes and residential care facilities. When you choose us to represent you, we will document the extent of your loved one's suffering and identify the actions the nursing home could have taken that would have prevented the injuries. T.J. Smith will seek the best possible settlement or jury award for you.
Bedsores Don't Have To Happen
Bed sores are easily prevented, by repositioning the person or by using specially designed mattresses filled with air, water, foam or gel. But to do this, nursing home personnel must monitor those placed in their care and take proactive measures to prevent bed sores from occurring. All too often, nursing homes in Kentucky fail to take those measures. The result can be needless suffering on the part of the resident and possibly death. T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, will seek full compensation and justice for your loved one's suffering.
Contact A Lawyer
To learn more about your rights and how we can help you, contact T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, in Louisville, Kentucky.