Our nursing home bedsore lawyer, William Ashley Jordan III, of Jordan Law Center in Greenville represents individuals who suffer from bedsores while in a care facility. Get help from our experienced and compassionate legal team. Call 864-808-1810 or message us today.
Attorney for Nursing Home Bedsores in Greenville, SC
At Jordan Law Center, we believe that everyone should be safe in a nursing home. If you or a loved one has suffered pressure ulcers, our lawyer for nursing home bedsores can help you take the appropriate action. You may receive compensation through a claim or lawsuit.
Our lawyers are here to take care of every aspect of your case. We handle cases in Greenville and throughout South Carolina. Call 864-808-1810 to learn more and start your case.
Bedsores in the Nursing Home – Your Legal Rights
Bedsores occur when skin tissue breaks down because of pressure points that exceed what the body can withstand; the internal tissues of the body become exposed. Bedsores are also called pressure sores or decubitus ulcers.
Every nursing home patient has the right to safe living conditions in a nursing home. This includes if they have specialized medical needs or limited mobility.
If bedsores develop, they may be the result of negligence, and the nursing home may be responsible. A lawyer can represent you to bring a claim. As a result of a claim, you may receive financial compensation.
Bedsores may occur because:
- A care facility doesn’t have enough workers
- Workers aren’t trained to understand the risks of bedsores
- Employees neglect their duties to tend to the patient regularly
- The patient’s personal health history isn’t factored into their care plan
- Managers don’t give workers the resources they need to perform their tasks adequately
- A patient is being physically abused by being left in the same position for too long
- Skin isn’t kept clean and dry
- The seating doesn’t have adequate padding
- Poor nutrition increases the risk of bedsores developing
When bedsores develop, they need to be identified, treated, and monitored carefully. Failing to treat bedsores properly and promptly may amount to additional abuse.
Where Do Bedsores Commonly Occur?
Places on the body where bedsores commonly occur are:
- Bottom of feet
- Shoulder blades
- Back of the head
Any place where a person’s skin is subjected to pressure, a bedsore may occur. Bedsores can occur when a person is conscious or unconscious, bedridden or mobile.
Are bedsores considered neglect?
Usually, bedsores are a sign of neglect. While there may be different risk levels based on personal characteristics, bed sores are often preventable with appropriate medical and nursing care.
How Our Law Firm Helps With Nursing Home Bedsore Cases
At Jordan Law Center, we are dedicated to representing those who have suffered abuse and neglect in a nursing home. We can help you:
- Investigate and evaluate what happened
- Determine if abuse or neglect has occurred
- Explain your legal rights
- Demand answers from those responsible
- Represent you in a claim against the nursing home
- Seek financial compensation for your losses and suffering
- Work to make positive changes to prevent abuse in the future
Throughout your case, we are here to answer your questions. Our team takes care of the entire legal process including speaking with the nursing home and their lawyers on your behalf.
To learn more and begin your case, contact us for your consultation.
Can You Claim Compensation for Bedsores?
It may be possible to claim compensation for bedsores if negligence caused or contributed to injury. As your injury lawyers, we will investigate the care received and how bedsores occurred.
What compensation can you receive for bedsores in a nursing home?
If you suffer from bedsores in a nursing home because of abuse or neglect, you may receive compensation for medical bills, healthcare expenses, and other financial losses. You may also claim compensation for physical suffering and emotional anguish. Punitive damages may be payable if the bedsores are the result of egregious acts on the part of care providers.
Choose Experience, Choose Compassion
At Jordan Law Center, our results speak for themselves. William Ashley Jordan III is a young lawyer with an accomplished record. He has significant litigation experience, taking many cases through jury trials with great success. He has claimed tens of millions in compensation for his clients, including single verdicts of more than $1 million. He has handled complex, multi-district litigation.
Our law firm has a passion for the welfare of people who reside in nursing homes. When you or a relative has been the victim of negligence, we believe you deserve skilled legal representation.
When we represent you, you receive personalized service matched with skill and experience.
The result is a capable and attentive legal team. We know how important your case is to you.
We lead and guide you through the process, thoroughly handling your case.