Do you have a family member or loved one who was recently dealing with bedsores? If your loved one resides in a nursing home or assisted living facility, bedsores should be 100% preventable. This may be a sign that your loved one is experiencing nursing home abuse or neglect.
It is important that you take action to not only protect your loved one but hold those responsible accountable to the fullest extent of the law. Find out what options may be available to you when you reach out to a compassionate Germantown personal injury lawyer at Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC for a free consultation.
How Do Bedsores in Nursing Homes Occur?
Bedsores in nursing homes most frequently occur when a nursing home resident is not checked on frequently enough. Patients must be turned over and regularly moved to prevent bedsores. This is especially important in patients who are bedridden or incapable of caring for themselves.
Your nursing home abuse bedsore lawyer in Germantown, AR, will need to open up a thorough investigation into your loved one’s suspected nursing home abuse or neglect. Generally, if a nursing home or assisted living facility hires unskilled healthcare providers, healthcare providers are overworked, or nursing home staff engage in abusive or neglectful conduct, they can be held accountable when nursing home residents develop bedsores and injuries related to bedsores.
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Who Is Responsible for Your Loved One’s Bedsore Injuries?
To figure out who is at fault for the bedsore injuries your family member sustained, your nursing home bedsore attorney in Germantown, AR, will need to thoroughly investigate. Generally, anyone involved in a nursing home patient’s treatment and care could be held accountable when they develop bedsores. Some of these parties could include:
- Certified nursing assistants (CNAs)
- Doctors of internal medicine
- On-site healthcare providers
- Nursing home janitorial staff
- Nursing home administrators
- The nursing home facility
- The nursing homes parent company
Individuals and entities who are not healthcare providers can also be held accountable for bedsore injuries when they hire unskilled healthcare providers, fail to put a stop to abuse or neglect, or implement policies that make it difficult or impossible for healthcare providers to provide their patients with the level of care they are entitled to.
In many beds or nursing home abuse lawsuits, there are multiple parties named as liable parties. In this way, it increases your chances of recovering the compensation your family member deserves.
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How to Get Justice for Nursing Home Bedsores in Germantown
After you discover a bedsore on your loved one, you may be anxious to get justice and hold the liable party accountable. However, if you hope to make the liable party pay, you may need to pursue justice across multiple avenues. These could include:
- Filing a report with the Arkansas Department of Human Resources Office of Long-Term Care
- Filing a report with the Arkansas Ombudsman Program
- Calling local or state police to report concerns of sexual abuse, physical abuse, financial abuse, or neglect
- Filing a malpractice insurance claim
- Filing a civil bedsore nursing home abuse lawsuit against the liable party in Germantown
In reporting your complaints to the Arkansas Department of Human Resources and local police, filing an insurance claim, and pursuing a civil lawsuit against those responsible, you may be able to not only help your loved one recover the compensation they need to rebuild their life. You may also have played a part in preventing other nursing home residents from continuing to endure abuse or neglect in the same nursing home facility by the same nursing home healthcare providers.
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The Value of Your Nursing Home Bedsore Lawsuit
Your nursing home bedsore lawyer at our firm will need to closely evaluate how your loved one’s life has been affected by the bedsore injury, abuse, and neglect they experienced in their nursing home facility. Fortunately, when you take legal action against the liable party, you can recover maximum compensation for your damages. Some examples of losses your family member could recover as part of your nursing home bedsore lawsuit include:
- Physical pain
- Chronic physical suffering
- Emotional distress
- Psychological trauma
- Financial losses
- Increased health insurance costs
- Property damages or replacement fees
- Current and future medical care
- Costs of all medical equipment
- Loss of consortium
- Reduced quality of life
- Embarrassment, indignity, and shame
These are only a few of the losses that your loved one could be awarded in their nursing home abuse insurance and civil claims. You can get a better idea of what your claim is worth when you contact your Germantown nursing home bedsore attorney for legal guidance and support.
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The Costs of Hiring a Nursing Home Bedsore Lawyer in Germantown
Working with our nursing home bedsore lawyers can seem overwhelming. You may have concerns that you won’t be able to afford the cost so hiring an attorney. However, our Germantown nursing home bedsore attorneys work with nursing home residents and their families on contingency.
We never expect our clients to pay anything unless we win their case. In fact, we also cover any of the costs that come up in the pursuit of your case. You never have to cover upfront or out-of-pocket expenses either.
There is minimal risk in pursuing your case when you choose our nursing home bedsore attorneys to advocate for your loved one’s rights.
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Although pursuing a civil claim for your loved one’s bedsore injuries can seem intimidating, with an experienced legal professional on your side, you can breathe easier. Our firm will handle all of the important legal details so you can help your family member heal and find a nursing home environment that is better suited to their needs.
Start working on your case as soon as today when you contact an experienced Germantown nursing home bedsore lawyer at Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC. Schedule your free case evaluation by completing our online contact form or calling our office.