The nursing home neglect attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent patients who suffer from pressure sores or bed sores on the shoulder.  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 shoulder. If a patient does suffer from shoulder 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 Shoulder Pressure Sore?

Shoulder pressure sores are bed sores on the shoulder that develop due to repeated pressure on that part of the arm when a patient is in a lying down position.  In the beginning, these sores do not look bad, however when left unattended they form ulcers that eat away at the surrounding skin, muscles, bone, tendons, and joints. In some scenarios, a patient’s entire joint may be destroyed, and the Michigan nursing home patient is left disabled for the rest of their life.

Shoulder Pressure Sores Among Nursing Home Residents

These ulcers are quite common among elderly, sick, and disabled, as well as those who suffer from spinal cord injuries or neurological disorders, such as those recovering from a stroke. Due to the fact that many patients residing in a Michigan nursing home are elderly and often times not as mobile, or have difficulty moving themselves, facilities need to be careful with their care, as pressure sores can easily develop.  In fact, any patient who is bedridden is prone to develop shoulder pressure sores.

Contact a Michigan Nursing Home Attorney For Your Shoulder Pressure Sores Case

If you or your loved one suffers from pressure sores on the shoulder while residing at  Michigan nursing home, you do have legal rights.  Call our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. law firm now 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 shoulder and have obtained significant settlements for our neglected clients.

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