Compassionate Legal Support When You Need It Most
Compassionate Legal Support When You Need It Most

Bedsores Are A Sign Of Patient Neglect

Most individuals will change their body position multiple times per hour. This movement shifts weight and pressure from one area of the body to another. Many individuals who are under the care of a nursing home lack the physical or cognitive ability to change their body position. This inability to move can result in several minutes or hours of consistent pressure to the same area of the body. This pressure can lead to infections or reduced blood flow.
At the Law Offices of Sloane L. Fish, LLC, in Baltimore, our personal injury lawyers understand the frustration and anger that individuals feel upon learning that their elderly loved one has been neglected or mistreated and we want to help.

What Causes Bedsores?

If a patient is not turned or shifted on a regular basis, bedsores can form. Also known as pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, bedsores can rapidly progress from an area of redness on the skin to a deep, open wound in which bone and connective tissues are visible. Obviously, these sores are extraordinarily painful and can lead to serious infection or even amputation.Our attorneys will aggressively fight to ensure that your loved one recovers the maximum monetary compensation possible in his or her unique situation. We will carefully analyze the nursing home’s records and its history of patient care. Not only will we pursue compensation in your case, but we will fight to ensure that this does not happen again. This type of neglect is completely avoidable as long as the proper care and attention are given to patients who can’t care for themselves.

Get Help Now

Don’t let your loved one continue to suffer at the hands of negligent caregivers. Speak with an attorney right away by calling 410-246-0006 or emailing the firm to schedule a free consultation.