The Orlando medical malpractice attorneys at Warner & Warner have extensive experience fighting for the rights of injured victims suffering from pressure ulcers. We are dedicated to holding negligent health care practitioners responsible for the damages they cause and want to make sure you are justly compensated for all of your injuries.
If you are looking for pressure ulcers attorneys, give us a call so we can talk about your case immediately.
Pressure ulcers, commonly referred to as bedsores, can cause serious long-lasting injury to a victim.
According to reports, nearly 1.2 million cases of hospital-acquired bedsores and pressure injuries occurred in 2015 alone, and up to 60,000 Americans die each year due to these sores and injuries.
WHY DO YOU NEED TO HIRE BEDSORE LAWYERS?
If you or a member of your family developed pressure ulcers while being cared for in a hospital, in a long-term care facility, or by other healthcare professionals, you may be able to hold the negligent parties accountable and collect compensation for your physical injuries, as well as your pain, suffering, and other losses.
It is your right and we are here to help. At Warner & Warner, we have experienced hospital injury lawyers that can guide you every step of the way.
Why You Need A Hospital Injury Lawyer
What Is a Pressure Ulcer?
People who are confined to a bed are particularly susceptible to developing pressure ulcers or bedsores because they are often unable to move without help. If their caregivers fail to provide them the much-needed assistance to move, they can quickly develop pressure ulcers that can become serious.
Below are the stages of pressure ulcers.
Stage 1 – Non-Blanchable Erythema of Intact Skin
Intact skin with a localized area of non-blanchable erythema, which may appear differently in darkly pigmented skin. Presence of blanchable erythema or changes in sensation, temperature, or firmness may precede visual changes. Color changes do not include purple or maroon discoloration; these may indicate deep tissue pressure injury.
Stage 2 – Partial-Thickness Skin Loss with Exposed Dermis
Partial-thickness loss of skin with exposed dermis. The wound bed is viable, pink or red, moist, and may also present as an intact or ruptured serum-filled blister. Adipose (fat) is not visible and deeper tissues are not visible. Granulation tissue, slough, and eschar are not present. These injuries commonly result from adverse microclimate and shear in the skin over the pelvis and shear in the heel.
Stage 3 – Full-Thickness Skin Loss
Full-thickness loss of skin, in which adipose (fat) is visible in the ulcer and granulation tissue and epibole (rolled wound edges) are often present. Slough and/or eschar may be visible. The depth of tissue damage varies by anatomical location; areas of significant adiposity can develop deep wounds. Undermining and tunneling may occur. Fascia, muscle, tendon, ligament, cartilage and/or bone are not exposed.
Stage 4 – Full-Thickness Skin and Tissue Loss
Full-thickness skin and tissue loss with exposed or directly palpable fascia, muscle, tendon, ligament, cartilage or bone in the ulcer. Slough and/or eschar may be visible. Epibole (rolled edges), undermining and/or tunneling often occur. Depth varies by anatomical location.
One should be careful about tunneling bedsores. It’s a version of a tunneling wound where it goes deep in the body and affects multiple layers. This makes it difficult for bedsore to heal.
It is highly recommended that you speak with a hospital injury lawyer to further understand your individual case and the corresponding compensation you could get.
How Can A Hospital Negligence Lawyer Help You
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE WHEN A PRESSURE ULCER OCCURS?
When a patient receives proper care in a timely manner, pressure ulcers should not occur. Unfortunately, something as seemingly simple as failing to turn and reposition a bed-ridden patient on a regular basis can limit or stop blood flow to the patient’s skin. That, in turn, can cause a pressure ulcer.
Healthcare professionals responsible for providing appropriate care to a bed-bound patient may be held accountable for pressure ulcer injuries if their failure to provide that care caused or contributed to the development of the ulcer(s). Responsible parties may include:
- Long-term care facilities
- Home healthcare agencies
- Nursing staff
Identifying who is/are responsible for pressure ulcer victims is a complex process. You need to hire experts such as bedsore lawyers to weave through the steps. At our firm, we have helped dozens of victims get the right compensation they deserve.
Hiring A Bedsore Attorney
What Compensation Is Possible for Pressure Ulcer Victims?
If you or a loved one has suffered pressure ulcer injuries due to negligence, you may hire a bedsore attorney to help take legal action against the facility and its staff. At Warner & Warner, our team of experienced bedsore attorneys will work tirelessly to hold them liable and to obtain the financial compensation you deserve for physical injuries, pain, suffering and related losses.
This compensation could include payment for:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Diminished capacity to enjoy life
- Medical bills
- Other relevant damages recoverable under Florida law
When to Contact an Orlando Pressure Ulcers Attorney
Do not waste time and contact us right now.
A pressure ulcer can cause serious, even fatal, injuries to the victim. If you suffered injuries from a pressure ulcer, or you lost a family member because of one, you may be entitled to compensation from the responsible party or parties.
The Orlando pressure ulcer attorneys at Warner & Warner are committed to fighting for the rights of victims just like you. Let us put our extensive experience, resources, and dedication to work for you.
We are committed to holding negligent health care professionals and facilities accountable for the physical and emotional injuries you have suffered. We help you collect the compensation you deserve.
REACH OUT TO OUR BEDSORE LAWYERS HERE AT WARNER & WARNER
The Orlando pressure ulcer attorneys at Warner & Warner have the specialized experience and knowledge required to successfully prove and litigate negligence or medical malpractice lawsuits that stem from injuries caused by pressure ulcers. Call us at 321-341-6887 or contact us online to schedule a free case review.