Minnesota & Nebraska Bedsore Injury Lawyers
Bedsores are also known as “pressure ulcers” or “pressure sores” and they are areas of the skin that develop sores because of being under constant pressure. The skin will first become red and then it will blister, which can develop into open stores that exposure both tissue and bone. Bedsores are very serious in that they can lead to infection and infections have been known to cause death in elderly patients in nursing homes who develop bedsores.
Unfortunately, bedsores can be the result of nursing home staff not rotating the patient enough in the bed. If the patient is allowed to remain in the same position, pressure is going to be exerted on the same areas for long periods of time.
If your family member has developed bedsores because they have been neglected or bedsores led to infection that caused their death, you may have a personal injury or wrongful death claim. With the help of a nursing home injury lawyer at Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas, you can aggressively pursue the responsible parties. We have helped thousands of individuals secure compensation in their personal injury and wrongful death cases so they can move on with their lives in the most productive way possible.
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When you employ an attorney to help you with your case, you will receive the information that you need so that you understand the case and so you can make informed decisions.
Bedsores can occur in bedridden patients because they have to rely on others to move them. This means they need to be turned frequently so that bedsores can be prevented. Proper hygiene is also important in the prevention of bedsores. If a patient goes days or even weeks without being bathed, then their susceptibility to bedsores increases tremendously.
When the bedsores become visible, nursing home staff is required to provide the proper medical care and take precautions that will decrease medical complications and the formation of more bedsores. Your attorney will educate you about this and inform you of the different choices that you have in the case so that the proper action can be taken against those responsible.
A Nationally Respected Firm Working For You
When working with Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas, you will find that there is a lot of experience working for you. As nursing home injury attorneys with a multi-state practice, we have represented a great number of injured patients. We have a 75-year history to back us up and a strong reputation for professionalism, integrity, and trustworthy service. We are very aggressive when pursuing full and fair financial compensation for the costs accrued due to the injury or death.
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Bedsores on a loved one housed in a nursing home are a sign that they are being neglected. If you have noticed that your loved one has bedsores that may or may not have caused infection or other issues, you may have a claim against the nursing home for the costs and pain and suffering resulting from those bedsores. To learn more about your rights and options, call Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas at the Wayzata, MN office or the Omaha, Nebraska office at 612-339-4511 or 1-800-328-4340 for a free consultation.