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Pressure Sores

New Orleans Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Pressure sores, also referred to as bedsores, pressure ulcers, or decubitus ulcers, are areas of damaged skin and other tissue caused by the continued pressure of remaining in one place for too long. Bedsores are extremely painful and can affect the outer layers of the skin all the way to the nerves, muscle, and even bone. The areas of the body where the skin is closest to the bone are at risk, including the ankles, back, heels, hips, and elbows. Bedridden and wheelchair-bound patients are at the highest risk of developing pressure sores – but only in the absence of proper preventative measures.

The development of bedsores is an indication of elder abuse or nursing home negligence. The cause of pressure sores is widely known and should be common knowledge to any elder caregiver or facility. Preventative measures should be taken to avoid bedsores in the first place, and if they develop, they should be treated immediately before they become serious or even life-threatening.

If your loved one developed pressure sores, this may be a sign that something is wrong at their nursing home or assisted living facility. The New Orleans nursing home abuse attorneys at Garcia & Artigliere can talk to you about what has occurred and can investigate the matter to determine whether you have a case for negligence or wrongdoing.

Contact our offices at (504) 608-4251 to arrange a free, private consultation with one of our skilled professionals. Se habla español.

Bedsore Prevention & Nursing Home Neglect

There are three primary ways to prevent bedsores from developing. These are:

  • Changing the patient’s position every two hours
  • Keeping the patient’s skin clean and dry
  • Using pillows, supportive devices, or other products that can relieve pressure on key points

In building a case against a nursing home or caregiver for pressure sores, our New Orleans nursing home abuse lawyers will consider all the facts and evidence at hand. We will look for signs that the at-fault party did not take the appropriate measures to prevent or treat pressure ulcers. With our resources and personnel, we can effectively prepare even the most complex case.

To discuss your case and how negligence may be involved, call our New Orleans offices at (504) 608-4251 or contact us online.

Why Hire
Garcia & Artigliere?

  • Founder Stephen M. Garcia has served as lead counsel in more than 2,500 elder and/or dependent adult abuse cases.
  • Garcia & Artigliere has served as counsel on behalf on consumers throughout the United States in matters resulting in over $1.3 billion in settlements and jury verdicts.
  • At Garcia & Artigliere, you will never be charged a fee - not even court costs or expenses - until we win your case.
  • The firm is known for successfully handling the most complex cases of elder neglect and mistreatment.
  • $38,600,000

    Obtained a $38.6 million settlement, considered to be the largest Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act settlement (EADACPA) in ...

  • $5,400,000

    Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia successfully resolved a matter for an 87-year-old woman who was repeatedly sexually molested by the co-manager ...

  • $4,500,000

    Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia settled a California class action for $4.5 million and an Oregon class action for $1 million against a nursing ...

  • $1,500,000

    Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia obtained a $1.5 million verdict for the family of a woman who died from more than 10 pressure sores, many of ...

  • $1,300,000

    Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia obtained a judgment of more than $1.3 million against a residential care facility for elder abuse and wrongful ...

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    An elderly man was severely neglected by nursing home staff members and died as a result of the facility’s chronic under-staffing and under-budgeting. ...

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