Bed Sore Attorneys: African Americans Have a Higher Risk

A recent study shows that African American patients have a higher risk of developing bed sores in comparison to their white counterparts. Bed sore attorneys warn that this serious condition has the potential to significantly increase a patient's cost of care as well as cause potential illness or even death. Bed sores, although very dangerous, can almost always be avoided through proper care and medical attention. Bed sore attorneys believe this disparity may lie in the differences between the nursing homes that house mostly black patients compared to white patients. Data shows that nursing facilities with higher concentrations of African … [Read more...]

Bed Sore Attorneys: Nursing Home Lawsuit to be Filed

Robert McLean and his guardian, Pam Dirnberger, filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court, in Illinois. The lawsuit was filed against Calvin Johnson Care Center, which is also known as Eldercare Inc. McLean, a disabled man with a mental illness, was a former resident of the Calvin Johnson Care Center. Bed sore attorneys say that during his time at the healthcare center, McLean developed severe pressure ulcers all over his body. The man was left in extreme pain, and as is the case with many bed sore victims, it may have been due to nursing home neglect. Plaintiffs Seek Over One-Hundred Thousand in this Case of Severe Bed … [Read more...]

Bed Sore Attorneys Win New York Man $5.4 Million in Damages

Robert Messina, a sixty three year old New York man, was awarded $5.4 million in damages after he developed severe bedsores which went untreated. Bed sore attorneys believe that this amount of damages is not uncommon because the injury caused by severe pressure ulcers can be very serious and even life threatening. The injury occurred at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH), and Messina is now unable to walk after the bed sores led to a significant hip infection. Bed sores can be very dangerous when they are not properly treated and it is essential to monitor patients who have limited mobility because of the lack of blood flow and … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse – Woman Blames Sister for Mother’s Death

Our parents spend a good portion of their lives taking care of us, so when they reach the age where they can no longer take care of themselves, we want to return the favor. Unfortunately, despite our best intentions, sometimes we are unable to take on the enormous responsibility of caring for the elderly. With all of the horror stories of elder abuse and neglect, many people think they can do a better job caring for their loved one than strangers could, but sometimes it becomes too much and they need to realize that they need help before it is too late. Unsanitary Living Conditions and Bedsores Lead to Woman’s Death Carmella Saldana, of … [Read more...]

Bed Sore Lawyers Offer Practical Advice on Nursing Home Neglect

The nursing home neglect and bedsore lawyers at the Mininno Law Office would like you to know that most bed sores and pressure ulcers are preventable and, with proper care, can usually be avoided. Risk Factors of Bed Sores and Steps for Prevention There is an increased chance of bed sores when certain risk factors are evident, including, confinement, immobility, loss of bladder/bowel control, poor nutrition, and decreased mental awareness.   However, patients deserve the respect of proper care, which should include regular bathing, repositioning (in accordance with the needs of the patient), nutrition, and medical … [Read more...]

Bed Sores – Stage 2, What to Do: Free Consultation

Bed sore lawyers urge patients to be on the look out for the deterioration of skin as a signal that a bed sore condition is worsening. Stage one of the pressure sore process begins with some slight changes to the skin that may not be easy to notice and therefore may not cause patients to seek medical attention. Stage two is more noticeable due to breaking in the top layer of skin. This should be apparent because a shallow open sore will develop. How to Cope with the Second Stage of Bed Sores It is essential that people keep pressure off of the open sore in order to limit damage and irritation to the skin. Patients should also maintain … [Read more...]

Bed Sore Lawyers Know The Causes of Pressure Sores

Pressure which prevents adequate blood from reaching the skin and the tissues beneath may cause bedsores. There are many factors that may lead to pressure sores and people should be on the look out in order to prevent problems before they become serious. Bed sore lawyers believe that three primary factors contribute to bedsores: Sustained pressure Friction Shear Sustained Pressure, Friction, and Shear are the 3 Primary Contributors to Bedsores Sustained pressure occurs when the skin and tissue are compacted between the bone and an outer surface. Surfaces such as beds and wheel chairs are the most common. The pressure may over … [Read more...]

Bedsore Attorneys Inform of Common Sites of Bed Sore Development

Pressure sores, more commonly known as bedsores, are injuries to the skin and its underlying tissue. These sores arise due to persistent pressure on the skin for an extended period of time. Bedsores are most likely to develop on skin that is covering certain boney areas of the body (i.e. ankles or tailbone). Bedsore lawyers know that individuals who are confined to a bed or use a wheelchair run a higher risk of suffering from pressure sores. Beds and Wheelchairs could lead to Increased Risks Wheelchairs are a necessary means of mobility for many people worldwide. Although wheelchairs allow individuals to move freely from place to … [Read more...]

Bedsore Attorneys – Factors Leading to Increased Risk

Bedsore lawyers say that there are many factors that could lead to pressure sores and people need to be aware of these issues. Limited mobility is the number one factor that increases the risk of suffering from bedsores. When people are restricted to a wheelchair or bed, it is difficult for them to change positions easily. The sustained pressure on the skin and underlying tissue creates a great risk of bedsores. Age, Weight Loss, and Lack of Sensory Perception Among other Important Factors As people age, their skin becomes thinner, less elastic, and much more fragile than their younger days. The skin will also seem to be much drier in … [Read more...]

Attorneys Warn of Complications Associated with Bed Sores

Bed sores are a debilitating and completely avoidable occurrence in a nursing home or other similar care facility. As bedsore lawyers, it is important that we alert our public of the dangers of bed sores and what their formation means for the quality of care our loved ones are receiving in nursing homes. Bed sores are not only painful, but can lead to serious complications. Bed sores or pressure ulcers are defined as "injuries to the skin and underlying tissues that result from prolonged pressure on the skin." Bedsores most often deveolp on skin that covers bony areas of the body such as the heel, ankles, hips or buttocks, and they … [Read more...]