Nursing home residents are often vulnerable to developing bed sores because of certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, and because many of them no longer have the ability to move without assistance. Nursing home staff are supposed to be trained to deal with these issues and, in fact, are required to move patients at regular intervals in order to prevent bed sores from developing.
Unfortunately, the nursing home industry has a well-recognized habit of putting profits before patient care by leaving facilities understaffed and by placing patients in the hands of unqualified attendants, poorly trained nurses, or abusive staff members. Non-profit providers often fall short of their responsibilities, too.
Founded in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1970, Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC helps victims of nursing home abuse throughout the Tri-State areas of western Tennessee, eastern Arkansas, and northern Mississippi. Our law firm has extensive experience with nursing home cases, and we encourage you to call (901) 526-2126 or contact us today for a free consultation with one of our bed sores injury attorneys in Memphis.
In the vast majority of cases, bed sores are needless personal injuries revealing a basic lack of concern for others and for established standards of good patient care. Even so, you have to have proof. When you retain us to investigate whether a loved one has been the victim of this kind of neglect, you’ll be putting a team of dedicated professionals to work for you. We know what kind of care nursing homes are supposed to provide, and we know where to look for the evidence needed to prove the bed sores were caused by nursing home neglect.
If defendants and their insurance companies know that your lawyers rarely, if ever, take cases to trial — they won’t make an effort to be reasonable when discussing a settlement. With more than 150 years of combined experience and a nearly 50-year track record of successful results in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi courts, we command the respect of opposing counsel and have been able to use our record of trial success to achieve fair out-of-court settlements for many previous clients.
Whether you come to see us in Memphis or we travel to meet with you in your home or at the hospital, the consultation is free — no strings attached. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, and our second office location is in Olive Branch, Mississippi.
We handle cases of elder abuse and neglect on a contingency basis. Our bed sores injury attorneys in Memphis do not charge any legal fees unless we obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf.