EXPERIENCED PRESSURE ULCER ATTORNEYS

FOR ALMOST 20 YEARS THE SHELTON LAW GROUP HAS BEEN PROVIDING CLIENTS IN LOUISVILLE, LEXINGTON, AND THROUGHOUT KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY LEGAL SERVICES FOR THOSE INJURED WITH PRESSURE ULCERS.

WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE THE SHELTON LAW GROUP FOR YOUR CASE?    

Attorney Rob Shelton of the Shelton Law Group will personally be the lead lawyer on your case. Mr. Shelton has extensive experience in representing individuals injured through nursing home abuse and neglect, including pressure ulcers, bedsores, dehydration, contractures, and death. Mr. Shelton’s previous experience working as an attorney for insurance companies gives him first-hand knowledge of their tactics in defending personal injury cases. Having tried dozens of serious personal injury lawsuits to jury verdicts, according to the Kentucky Trial Court Review, Mr. Shelton is in the top 10 of all lawyers in the State of Kentucky since 1998 with verdict exceeding $1 million. This success has led Mr. Shelton to become a lifetime member of the prestigious Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization reserved for attorneys who obtained settlements or verdicts for clients in excess of $2 million. Mr. Shelton’s courtroom success assures that his client’s claims are taken very seriously by corporate defendants and often results in the prompt settlement of his client’s claims.

 In addition to the very successful outcomes he has obtained for many of clients, Mr. Shelton prides himself on personally regularly communicating with his clients to keep them informed as to the progress of their case and promptly responding to clients questions about their case. Just as important, he prides himself on making every effort to resolve his client’s claims as quickly as possible. The Shelton Law Group works on a contingency fee basis. No recovery, no cost to you. Results driven representation. 

 To speak with Mr. Shelton or his assistant during business hours at 1-888-761-7204. Please feel free to call Mr. Shelton after business hours at 502-876-6060. If you prefer to send an email, please click here. The Shelton Law Group provides free consultations with no obligations. 

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PRESSURE ULCER STAGES – SIGNS OF A BAD NURSING HOME

Bedsores, also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers, are one of the common signs of neglect in nursing homes, hospitals, and assisted living facilities. Pressure sores develop when someone lays or sits in the same position for extended periods of time. The skin and the underlying tissue is damaged from prolonged pressure.

Common sites of pressure ulcers are the hips, heels, ankles, and tailbone. However, pressure ulcers can develop on any area of the body when a person is confined to a bed or wheelchair for a long time.pressure ulcers can develop very quickly and be very difficult to treat. It is sad that the easiest way to prevent pressure ulcers is for the patient to be frequently moved. Therefore,pressure ulcers are a common sign that your loved one is being neglected and ignored by the nursing home staff.

Pressure ulcers are one of the common signs of nursing home abuse. If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse, you need to take immediate action. Report the abuse to the authorities and contact our Kentucky nursing home abuse attorneys to schedule a free consultation.
Nursing home abuse is more common than many people believe. Families need to remain in close contact with family members and check on them often when they are admitted to a nursing home. Many patients are unable to communicate the abuse; therefore, you must look for signs of nursing home abuse, such as bedsores and pressure ulcers. According to the NPUAP (National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel) bedsores range from a Pressure Injury to a Stage 4 Pressure Ulcer. It is important to note which type of pressure ulcer your loved one is suffering from.

03-Stage-1-L-PigmentSTAGE ONE:

Stage one is the beginning of a pressure ulcer. The skin is not broken but appears to be red on people with light skin and discolored  on people with darker skin tones. The area may be tender and painful. Color changes do not include purple or maroon discoloration; these may indicate deep tissue pressure injury.

STAGE TWO:

When a pressure ulcer reaches stage two, the outer layer of the skin and a portion of the underlying skin has been damaged. The pressure ulcer may look l like a ruptured blister or fluid-filled blister that is red or pinkish.

STAGE THREE:

By the time the pressure ulcer reaches stage three, it is a deep ulcer or wound. The loss of skin exposes some fat, and the pressure ulcer appears to be crater-like. The bottom of the bedsore may have yellowish dead tissue, and the damage can extend outward from the primary wound underneath layers of healthy skin.

UNSTAGEABLE:

If the surface of the pressure ulcer is covered with dead tissues (yellow, brown, or black), it is considered unstageable because you cannot see how deep the wound is to place it in one of the four stages for bedsores.

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Trust Your Instincts

If you leave the nursing home feeling uneasy, trust that feeling. Regardless of how good a nursing home may appear, there could be several problems that make the nursing home a bad fit for your loved one. First impressions often leave you with a “gut feeling” about the staff and the facility. Don’t second guess yourself if you have doubts. It is better to keep searching for a facility that meets your needs and gives you a confident feeling.

Keep notes of any signs that indicate abuse. This includes bruises, lacerations, unexplained illnesses, and any changes in personality. Remember that abuse is not only physical, but it may be sexual, financial, emotional, or verbal. Take photos of any actual signs, such as broken bones or bedsores.

Pressure Ulcers Are Becoming More and More Frequent in Nursing Homes.
Don’t Let Your Loved Ones Suffer! Call Rob Shelton today.