Houston, Texas Pressure Ulcer Injuries Lawyer

Residents in hospitals and nursing homes alike are supposed to be afforded a certain standard of care. One of the most common signs that a course of treatment has dipped below the medically-acceptable standard of care is when patients develop pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores. Bedsores are almost always preventable, but when they occur, they are very painful and can lead to further medical complications. If your loved one has developed pressure ulcer injuries, you can turn to a Houston, Texas medical malpractice lawyer from White Personal Injury for help.

Causes of Pressure Ulcer Injuries

The first thing you should understand is that there are four stages of pressure ulcers/bedsores, with stage 1 being the most moderate and stage 4 being the worst. When a person enters stage 1 and hospital/nursing home staff don’t respond properly and timely, the sores can progress and eventually reach the patient’s bone in the worst cases, which, as you can imagine, is incredibly painful. It’s also inexcusable.

The primary cause of pressure ulcers is neglect. When nursing home or hospital staff members fail to turn over or otherwise move bedridden patients as often as they should (typically every two hours), they will develop painful infections known as bedsores. There are several ways in which these patients may get overlooked and develop these sores. Just some are as follows:

  • General neglect or inattentiveness
  • Overcrowding
  • Understaffing
  • Underfunding

If your loved one has developed bedsores in a nursing home or hospital, especially those that result in infection and additional medical complications, there’s a strong chance you’ll have a valid claim against the institution responsible. Our firm is here to help you bring that claim and obtain the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.

Recovering Compensation

As long as we can prove that your loved one developed pressure ulcers as a direct result of nursing home or hospital neglect, we should recover compensation that can help cover the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • The cost of medical treatment
  • Lower quality of life
  • Emotional anguish

Contact a Pressure Ulcer Injuries Lawyer Today

Our legal team is dedicated to protecting and preserving the well-being of our clients and their families. If you or your loved one has suffered from bedsores, our firm is here to help. Please don’t hesitate to contact a seasoned pressure ulcer injuries lawyer from White Personal Injury today to schedule your free case evaluation with our seasoned legal team.

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