Orland Park Bedsores Lawyers with Offices in Cook and DuPage Counties
Attorneys in Tinley Park for Nursing Home Neglect
It is completely unacceptable for you or a loved one to develop bedsores while under the care of hospital or nursing home. At Schwartz Injury Law, we believe that no hospital patient or nursing home resident should ever develop bedsores, and when they occur, the appropriate parties must be held fully accountable.
Attorney Allen E. Schwartz is an experienced personal injury attorney who is committed to protecting the rights of the most vulnerable individuals throughout the Chicago area. He and his team work hard in pursuit of financial compensation when appropriate, as well as punitive measures against those responsible for bedsores and any complications that may arise.
Oak Forest Attorney for Bedsores and Resulting Complications
When proper care and attention is provided, bedsores are entirely preventable. Also called decubitus ulcers or pressure ulcers, bedsores develop when a patient or resident is in the same position for an extended amount of time. Despite their name, bedsores are not limited to bedridden patients and can develop while in a wheelchair, on a couch or chair, or any other sedentary position.
Nursing home residents and hospital patients should be encouraged and expected to move and change positions on a regular basis. Those who cannot do so themselves must have help from staff members and orderlies in order to move so that bedsores do not develop.
Elder Neglect Lawyers in Willow Springs and Palos Heights
At Schwartz Injury Law, our skilled attorneys have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, including victims who developed bedsores as the result of abuse or negligence. Members of our team have been honored as Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Super Lawyers Top 100, Top Attorneys in Illinois, Leading Personal Injury Lawyers and Leading Lawyers, among many other awards and distinctions. We realize that the appearance or worsening of bedsores is often an indication of neglect by the nursing home or hospital staff. If the patient is at home under the supervision of a professional caregiver, the caregiver may be liable if bedsores develop. Without proper treatment, bedsores can lead to infections that could potentially be fatal.
Too often, if one patient in a particular facility is suffering from bedsores, others may be as well, as neglect is frequently systemic. Our law firm is prepared to conduct a full investigation into the facility in question, looking for any and all evidence that could be used to support your claim. We will assist you in gathering medical records and documenting the injuries so that the responsible parties can be brought to justice.
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If you or a loved has developed complications from bedsores as a result of nursing home or hospital negligence, contact our office. Call 708-226-9000 for a free, confidential consultation with Schwartz Injury Law today. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients, even in the most difficult and complex cases. Our firm represents victims and their families in Orland Park, Tinley Park, Oak Lawn, Homer Glen, Mokena, Lemont and the surrounding areas.