Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. attorneys recently filed a bed sore lawsuit against a Dearborn, Michigan nursing home facility. The lawsuit was filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit. The claim seeks compensation for the pain and suffering of the patient, as well as all medical costs associated with the bed sore.
The case arises out a patient who suffered a bed sore on his buttocks. The nursing home patient was residing at the Dearborn home for rehabilitation, as prior to admittance he was hospitalized. He was determined to be an at risk patient for developing bed sores, however the facility staff was negligent in their monitoring and care of the patient and as a result the patient developed a bed sore.
Before the bed sore was discovered, the patient was transferred to another facility. Upon admission, the patient was diagnosed with a Stage 3 bed sore on his buttocks. The bed sore was in the shape of a bed pan. With proper diagnosis, the wound care staff determined it was the cause of the staff’s negligent care at the nursing home facility. Allegedly, the rehab nurses left him on a bed pan for extended periods of time which caused the development of the buttocks sores. Due to the injuries, he had to undergo wound care and debridement. He also may require to surgery to treat the ulcers.
Bed sores, also known as pressure sores, often occur in persons who cannot move around easily. The skin and tissue underneath break down from continued pressure and poor circulation. When the skin breaks down, it becomes red. Open sores develop after the skin changes. In severe cases, the pressure ulcer causes destruction of muscle or even bone underneath the skin.
At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. we unfortunately see cases arising from pressure sores and bed sores in nursing home patients quite often. With proper care and monitoring, these sores should either be prevented or timely diagnosed so that prompt treatment can be administered. Medical malpractice cases against nursing care facilities arise when patients are not properly treated or when a delay in treatment causes the condition to be come much worse. In fact, bed sores are often a clear sign of nursing home neglect.
If your loved one suffers from a bed sore while residing at a nursing home, it is important you learn your legal rights and take action so that not only does your loved one receive compensation but so your lawsuit serves as a warning to the home in hopes that such negligence will not occur to other patients living at the facility. For more information and a free, no obligation case evaluation, call our nursing home attorneys now at (800) 606-1717. We will start working on your case immediately at no cost and there will be no legal fees unless we win or settle your case.