Cherry Hill Attorneys for Pressure Sore Claims
Fighting for Fair Compensation for the Victims of Negligent Care
Pressure sores are a medical condition affecting some of the most vulnerable people in our society — people who are bedridden and unable to care for themselves without assistance. Pressure sores are also one of the most easily preventable serious medical conditions.
If your parent, your spouse or another loved one has developed a pressure sore in a hospital or nursing home, our experienced personal injury lawyers at the Cherry Hill law firm of Shivers, Gosnay & Greatrex, LLC, can help you hold the responsible parties legally accountable.
Understanding the Causes and Treatment of Bedsores
Pressure sores — medically known as decubitus ulcers and commonly referred to as bedsores — are lesions that form when the skin is subjected to pressure over time. Pressure sores can cause serious damage to the skin, muscles and bones, as well as potentially fatal infections.
Hospitals and nursing homes are responsible for assessing which patients are at risk of pressure sores and making sure those patients are turned at least every two hours.
This simple, common-sense measure can prevent bedsores in almost all cases. Unfortunately, as a result of understaffing, poor management and professional negligence, many patients’ risk factors are not correctly assessed, or they are not turned on a regular enough schedule.
Health care facilities also have a responsibility to identify and treat early-stage pressure sores in order to prevent them from developing to more serious, potentially irreversible stages.
Call Our New Jersey Medical Negligence Lawyers at 856-616-8080
Our experienced trial attorneys at Shivers, Gosnay & Greatrex, LLC, have a substantial record of success in medical malpractice and nursing home negligence cases. We make a personal commitment to every case we accept, aggressively pursuing the justice our clients deserve.
If a loved one has died or become seriously ill after developing a bedsore in a hospital, nursing home or other health care facility, don’t hesitate to contact us at 856-616-8080 or by e-mail to set up a consultation. Based in Cherry Hill, we serve clients throughout South Jersey.