Kentucky Injury Lawyer Serving Victims Of Bed Sores And Pressure Ulcers.
More than 1 in 10 nursing home residents have had a pressure ulcer, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s more than 159,000 people with bed sores in nursing homes, according to the national survey conducted in 2004. Pressure sores (also known as pressure ulcers or bed sores) often form on people living in nursing homes who are left unattended for extended periods of time. When someone remains in the same place – often in bed – for hours or even days at time, pressure sores or pressure ulcers often form.
Bed Sores Are Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Elder Neglect.
At the Shelton Law Group, we can fight for your family and make sure the nursing home in charge of caring for your loved one is held responsible for injuring your loved one. We’re aware of the signs of elderly abuse or neglect at nursing homes throughout Kentucky, and that includes the onset of bed sores or pressure ulcers. We can also help you identify other causes of abuse or neglect. This enables our law firm to build a strong case and hold the nursing home accountable for their actions.
What Is A Bed Sore or Pressure Ulcer? How Are They Formed?
Bed sores and pressure ulcers often form due to relieved pressure on the skin in bony places such as the elbow, heel, hip, shoulder, back and the back of the head. Pressure ulcers vary in degrees from Stage 1 to Stage 4, with Stage 4 being the most severe form of pressure ulcers. Stage 2 is the most common form of pressure ulcers. Stage 2 pressure ulcers show signs of blisters, abrasions or shallow craters.
You Deserve A Trusted Attorney For Your Nursing Home Abuse or Elder Neglect Case.
Talk To An Attorney About Bed Sores and Pressure Ulcers.
Nursing Home Abuse cases incited by the presence of bed sores often involve insurance companies and their legal teams working on behalf of the nursing home. Insurance companies want you to believe they’re on your side. They want you to think they’re looking out for your best interests. The truth can often be quite different, though. After an injury, even one that was clearly caused by someone else, many insurance companies only seem to care about one thing: paying injury victims as little as possible.
That’s not right, which is a big reason why the Shelton Law Group works so hard for nursing home abuse victims, especially people in pain due to bed sores & pressure ulcers. You or your loved one didn’t do anything wrong. Why should you suffer just because an insurance company seems more focused on the bottom line instead of your family’s health?
Get Your Free Consultation With An Attorney Today
If an insurance company contacts you about your family’s nursing home abuse or neglect injury, don’t answer their questions. Contact us. We can help you negotiate with the insurance company. We’re not intimidated by their games. We know how to deal with them and we’re willing to do whatever it takes to get your family the compensation you rightfully deserve. Expect more. Call 1-888-761-7204 and schedule a free consultation today.