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Arlington Heights Injury Lawyers Handle Cases Involving Bedsores

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Attorneys for Pressure Ulcers Caused by Nursing Home Neglect in Cook County

At Newland & Newland, LLP, we believe that bedsores should never be allowed to develop anywhere on the body of any person who is under the care of a nursing home, hospital, or long-term care facility. Bedsores, also called pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, are generally a clear indication that a patient is not getting the proper care and attention that he or she deserves and has every right to expect.

Attorney Gary A. Newland and his team of experienced personal injury lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights and best interests of those who are most vulnerable. For nearly three decades, we have been helping victims of nursing home neglect and abuse seek compensation for their injuries. If your loved one has developed bedsores in a nursing home, our firm will assist you in holding the appropriate parties accountable.

Rolling Meadows Counsel for Bedsores and Related Complications

Bedsores are almost always preventable with proper care and attention by nursing home staff members. These painful sores are caused when a patient remains in the same position for a long time. While they are known as bedsores and are most common for bedridden patients, pressure ulcers can also develop on patients who are confined to a wheelchair or who sit in the same position for extended periods. Pressure on a given area can eventually restrict blood flow, which in turn causes sores to develop. Over time, these sores can become extremely serious, and infection is possible.

Bedsores may develop on a patient's:

  • Head;
  • Shoulder blades;
  • Hips;
  • Back of the legs or arms;
  • Tailbone;
  • Heels; or
  • Any other body part that is in regular contact with a bed or chair.

Any nursing home patient who might be at risk for bedsores should be encouraged by staff to change position or to get up and move from time to time. Patients who cannot move on their own must receive assistance from staff to change positions and to prevent bedsores. The development of bedsores is often a warning sign that patients are not being properly cared for by staff members. If one patient in a particular nursing home has bedsores, there is a good chance that others do too, as neglect might be an issue throughout the facility.

Protecting the Rights of the Ill and the Elderly in Northern Illinois

When you contact Newland & Newland, LLP to help with your loved one's bedsores case, we will go right to work in investigating the situation. We understand that when neglect or abuse is suspected, nursing homes and long-term care facilities will often go to great lengths to avoid cooperating with an investigation. With more than 60 years of combined experience, however, our attorneys know what it takes to uncover the truth.

Nursing home abuse and neglect cases often involve large verdicts and settlements for victims. These awards are meant to do more than just compensate those who have suffered, however. They also serve as a reminder to other facilities that quality of care and the needs of patients must be top priorities.

Call 847-797-8000 Today

For more information about bedsores and how our firm can help you and your loved one recover compensation, contact our office. Call 847-797-8000 for a free consultation and case review today. With five convenient locations, we serve clients in Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Mount Prospect, Schaumburg, Long Grove, Palatine, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Lake County, DuPage County, and the surrounding areas.

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