Philadelphia Bedsores Lawyer
Compassionate Philadelphia Bedsores Lawyer Fighting to Recover Compensation on Behalf of the Injured In Pennsylvania and Throughout New Jersey
When our loved ones require care that we cannot provide, we entrust them to the care of professionals in healthcare facilities or nursing homes. If your loved one has issues with mobility, they may require assistance with changing positions in bed or moving while sitting in a wheelchair. If those responsible for the care of your loved one neglect to provide your loved one with the care and assistance they need, they may develop pressure sores. Pressure sores are not only painful but can result in a wide variety of complications including infections. Dealing with pressure sores and their complications can be difficult and expensive. It is only right that you hold those responsible for the bedsores to account for their negligence. An experienced Philadelphia bedsores lawyer can help you recover compensation for damages resulting from the injuries to your loved one as well as seek justice for the negligence that caused the injuries.
The team at Villari, Brandes and Giannone, P.C. is committed to protecting the rights of the injured due to nursing home negligence. Our attorneys will hold those responsible for the bedsores your loved one developed accountable for their neglect. We work with medical experts and other healthcare professionals to determine the extent of the injuries sustained and their impact. Our team has had great success in recovering compensation on behalf of bedsore victims. We will work to recover maximum compensation and seek justice on behalf of your loved one.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an attorney from our law firm. We provide free consultation for bedsore injury victims and their families. Our attorneys will provide you with invaluable insight into your case, options, and rights. We will help you determine the best way to approach your case and walk with you during this difficult time.
How Bedsores Develop
Bedsores or pressure sores occur as a result of the breakdown of the skin when it is under pressure for an extended period. The pressure is often a result of being in the same position for an extended period. For example, people with mobility issues may require assistance to change positions and relieve pressure on different parts of their bodies. When nursing home or healthcare facility staff neglect patients and fail to help them in repositioning, they may develop bedsores.
The sustained pressure on a single area results in the constriction of blood vessels. This interferes with blood flow to the affected area. The tissues in the area begin to die and a bedsore forms. These sores often occur in the following areas of the body:
- The buttocks
- Along the back of the leg
- Areas of the body with bony protrusions such as the tailbone, the heels, and the pelvic area
- The back of the head
- The shoulders
- The elbows
- Along the spine
Common Causes of Bed Sores
Bedsores are preventable injuries and are a common sign of negligence. Unfortunately, bedsore cases are becoming more prevalent. Recent reports show that about three million people suffer from some form of pressure injury. About 60,000 people in the country die as a result of complications arising from bedsores.
Bedsores are caused by neglect. There are several factors that contribute to neglect resulting in the development of bedsores. These include:
- Understaffing of nursing homes or healthcare facilities
- Negligent hiring practices
- Underfunding of nursing homes or healthcare facilities
- Failure to adhere to health and safety standards
- Inadequate supervision
- Failure to provide adequate medical care
- Failure to ensure a hazard-free premises
- Neglect by nursing staff
The team at Villari, Brandes and Giannone, P.C. will investigate your claim and determine who can be held liable for the bedsores your loved one has developed. You can rely on us to ensure those responsible for your loved one’s injuries are held liable.
Frequently Asked Questions about Bedsores in Philadelphia
If your loved one has been under the care of a healthcare facility or nursing home and has developed bedsores, it is important that you act quickly to ensure they receive the care they need as well as to protect their rights. There are various things you can do to protect your loved one right away. These include:
— Getting your loved ones the treatment they need for their bedsores.
— Transferring your loved one to another nursing home or healthcare facility where they can get the care they need
— Making a complaint of negligence to a healthcare facility or nursing home management.
— Seeking the guidance of an experienced Philadelphia bedsores lawyer.
Filing a personal injury claim for damages resulting from the injury to your loved one.
If you’re loved one is suffering from bedsores don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, Villari, Brandes and Giannone, P.C. Our attorneys will investigate your claim, gather evidence, and build a strong case on your and your loved one’s behalf. We will hold those responsible for your loved one’s injuries accountable and fight to recover maximum compensation for damages resulting from the injuries.
There are various damages that you can recover for bedsore injuries in Philadelphia. The specific damages you recover will depend on the circumstances of your case. Some of the damages revocable for a bedsore injury case in Philadelphia include:
— Past and future medical expenses including hospitalizations, surgery, and medications
— Loss of income in cases where you may have to take time off in order to care for your loved one
— Pain and suffering for the pain, discomfort, and trauma (emotional and mental) that your loved one has suffered
— Wrongful death in cases where a loved one has died as a result of complications arising from the bedsores.
If your loved one has developed bedsores while under the care of a healthcare facility or a nursing home, you should get in touch with us, Villari, Brandes and Giannone, P.C. Our attorneys will work to recover any and all damages that you are eligible for. Contact us now to learn more about how we can help.
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