The Michigan nursing home neglect attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent patients who suffer from pressure sores or bed sores on the knee. 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 knee. If a patient does suffer from knee 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 Knee Pressure Sore?
Knee pressure sores are bed sores on the knee that develop due pressure on the knee itself while sitting up in a chair or wheelchair, lying in bed. For example, when a nursing home patient lies in the same position for hours or one knee on top of the other, knee pressure sores may form due to the pressure and reduced blood supply to the knee area. In addition, When a patient’s knees touch, they are at a higher risk as well to develop these ulcers.
Knee Pressure Sores Among Michigan Nursing Home Residents
Any patient who is bedridden is prone to develop knee ulcers or pressure sores. These bed sores commonly develop among those who are elderly, sick, and disabled, and that is why nursing home residents are at high risk. When a patient develops a knee pressure sore, it is best to get it taken care of right away, as the longer they are allowed to exist, the more the damages accumulate as the ulcer damages more and more tissue. In fact, in worst case scenario, if knee pressure sore exits for quite some time on a patient, a patients’ bone, muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints could be destroyed.
Filing a Michigan Nursing Home Lawsuit For Pressure Sores on Knee
Just because your loved one is at risk to develop these knee ulcers does not meant that there is not a degree of neglect involved if they do have one develop on their knee. The fact is that these knee pressure sores are completely preventable with proper care, treatment, and monitoring. Michigan nursing home facilities and their staff should have a standard of care they are supposed to follow. When these knee pressure sores due develop on a patient and/or allowed to progress, the patient may be able to file a nursing home neglect lawsuit against the Michigan nursing home.
No Fee Promise for Michigan Nursing Home Knee Pressure Sores Lawsuits
At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our Michigan nursing home lawyers represent patients in their knee pressure sores case under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not pay any legal fees until we win or settle your case. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case.
Contact Your Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer For Your Knee Pressure Sores Case
If you or your loved one suffers from pressure sores on the knee 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 knee 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.