Personal Injury Lawyers in Georgia
Bed Sores (also known as pressure ulcers) are an unfortunate side effect of medical malpractice or nursing home abuse. They can be very serious and cause a lot of pain and suffering. In extreme cases, they can also lead to amputation of limbs! If you or a loved one suffer from bed sores that developed while under the care of a hospital or nursing home, call the Bed Sores Personal Injury Lawyers at The Berry Law Group, LLC.
Georgia Bed Sores Lawyer
Bed Sores occur when a person's body weight presses on an area of the body for a long enough time that the tissue is deprived of a blood supply. The tissue and skin die and the affected area may have to be surgically removed - sometimes this involves amputation. Bed sores are often a result of negligence by staff in a hospital or nursing home where the patient is bedridden and unable to reposition themselves.
The most common areas of the body to develop bed sores are:
- Shoulder Blades
How Do You Get Bed Sores?
There are several contributing factors to bed sores. They can be caused by one or all of the following:
- Friction from a patient being lifted, turned or pushed in their bed roughly.
- If the patient slides in their bed or chair causing the skin and bone to slide in different directions, that can damage the blood vessels and skin and make the area prone to bed sores.
- If a patient is left for long periods of time in dampness like sweat or urine, that patient may developed bed sores in those areas.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you or a loved one has developed bed sores due to the negligence of hospital, nursing home or in-home care staff, you do not have to suffer alone. The lawyers at The Berry Law Group know all there is to know about bed sores and personal injury law. Call us today and we'll get started fighting for the justice you deserve.