Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Bedridden patients are susceptible to a number of health conditions that mobile patients typically are not. This can be especially true for patients who don’t have the ability to move themselves or roll over on their own. One of the most prominent of these conditions is bedsores. Bedsores are blisters that can develop when a patient stays in one position for too long without being moved.
Patients who are prone to bedsores need to be moved regularly in order to avoid excessive pressure, especially on the shoulder, hip and pelvic bones. By receiving this basic but critical care, nursing home patients can avoid these painful and often problematic injuries. If your loved one has developed bedsores while under the care of a nursing home, you should speak to a personal injury attorney to learn more about your legal options and if you have a claim for damages.
Seeking Maximum Compensation for Your Loved One’s Injuries
Also referred to as pressure ulcers, bedsores can progress into severe wounds that destroy healthy flesh and muscle if left untreated. The worst part about these injuries is that they could all be avoided if the nursing home staff would take the time to help their residents to roll over on a regular basis. Failure to do so creates avoidable and unnecessary pain and suffering for your loved one.
Briggs WinstonAt the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm, our Atlanta bedsores lawyers are diligent in our pursuit of justice for those who have suffered at the hands of negligent nursing home staff members. We know the standard of care that nursing homes are held to, and we are here to hold them accountable when they fail to meet it. We work tirelessly to obtain the compensation your loved one needs to recover from his or her injuries as well as any punitive damages that may be available.
Call for a Free Consultation With a Georgia Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Contact our office today to discuss your loved one’s bedsore injuries and learn more about what we can do to help you. You can reach us by phone or via e-mail. We take most cases on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay any attorney’s fees unless we win compensation for you.
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