Sue Michigan Nursing Home For Pressure Sores on Tailbone | Bed Sore on Tailbone

The Michigan nursing home neglect attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent patients who suffer from pressure sores or bed sores on the tailbone.  Nursing home facilities are responsible for the care and treatment of their patients. Part of this proper treatment does include taking proper measures to prevent and ensure a patient does not develop pressure sores on the tailbone. If a patient does suffer from tailbone pressure ulcers, it often gives rise to a nursing home neglect lawsuit against the Michigan nursing home for their failure to properly treat a patient.

What is A Tailbone Pressure Sore?

Tailbone pressures sores are bed sores on the tailbone that develop due to extended or prolonged pressure on the tailbone itself.  Whenever a patient lies in bed or sits in a chair or wheelchair, for a long period of time, the tailbone and bones of the buttocks receive pressure from the upper body and the skin covering the tailbone starts to degrade forming a pressure sore. To prevent this, patients should be shifted in their position every 15 minutes.

 There are many different states of tailbone ulcers. For example, at Stage 1, the change in the skin covering the tailbone are very mild and the skin does not break.  It is in Stage II that a blister actually starts to develop on the patients buttocks. When a patient reaches Stage IV, it can be very detrimental as the ulcer erodes tissue, including muscle, bone, tendons and joints in the area.  Dead skin may also start to form a callus and will have to be removed.

Filing a Michigan Nursing Home Lawsuit For Tailbone Pressure Sores

 Patients who suffer from bed sores or pressure ulcers on the tailbone may be a victim of nursing home neglect.  Often times, when a patient develops a pressure sore it is because the nursing home failed to properly take preventative measures to ensure the patient does not develop ulcers as wall as failed to properly care for the patient.  It is the responsibility of the Michigan nursing home to care for the patient, which includes ensuring that they do not suffer from bed sores.

There are distinct signs of lack of proper care that a family member of a patient should start taking note of regarding their loved one’s care.  Some of the signs include failure to bathe a patient and poor hygiene, incorrect positing of a patient during sleeping and sitting, turning schedules, nutritional care, clothing choices and more.  If you feel you have been a victim of nursing home neglect and you suffer from tailbone pressure sores, it is important you contact an experienced attorney immediately to discuss your case.  Victims of nursing home neglect do have legal rights and often can sue the Michigan nursing home for their injuries.

Contact Your Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer For Your Tailbone Pressure Sores Case

 If you or your loved one suffers from pressure sores on the tailbone while residing at  Michigan nursing home, you do have legal rights.  Call our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. law firm now at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case and speak with one of our award winning nursing home neglect attorneys.  We have significant experience in representing patients suffering from bed sores on the tailbone and have obtained significant settlements for our neglected clients.  Call today for your free consultation.  We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and medical records to prove and win your case.

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