The Buckfire & Buckfire P.C nursing home injury attorneys regularly file lawsuits against Michigan nursing homes for patients who suffer from osteomyelitis caused by pressure sores and bed sores while residing at the facility. Many residents are at risk for developing pressures sores due to a number of medical conditions, so it is crucial that the facility takes all necessary and appropriate measures to prevent them from occurring. When residents are properly cared for and monitored, pressure sores are completely preventable.
Osteomyelitis occurs when bacteria causes an infection in the bone. In fact, the occurrence of osteomyelitis in full-thickness pressure ulcers and bed sores ranges from 17% to 32%. When a bed sore or pressure ulcers reaches stage 4, it is harder to heal, which may result in an increased hospital stay.
In severe pressure sores (stage 4), the bacteria enters the body through the open wound and attacks the bone. Once the bone becomes infected, enzymes are released that restrict the body’s ability to heal. When left untreated osteomyelitis can spread into the bone marrow and surrounding joints, leading to further medical complications, such as amputation or even death.
We will represent you in your Michigan nursing home osteomyelitis case under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Nursing homes can be negligent if they do not properly assess the patient for the likelihood of developing a pressure sore, if they do not turn the patient on a regular schedule or do not bathe the patient on a regular schedule, and finally, if they do not properly treat the patient after the diagnosis of a pressure sore.
Michigan nursing home residents who develop osteomyelitis from bed or pressure sores in skilled nursing care facilities or in other medical care facilities have the legal right to compensation for those injuries. Pressure sores cause significant pain and discomfort and often require extensive treatment, including surgery. To learn more about the legal rights of a nursing home patient who develops a pressure sore in a nursing home, you should contact our team today.