Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Serving Macon, Tifton, Eastman, Milledgeville, Cordele, Dublin, Thomaston, Warner Robins, Griffin, and all of South Central Georgia
One of the most common types of injuries that nursing home patients suffer as a result of negligent care is bedsores. Frequently, bedsores are a warning sign that a nursing home patient is receiving substandard care. With proper care, bedsores are often preventable. When patients do develop bedsores, nursing home physicians, nurses and staff are responsible to react in a timely fashion to provide a nursing home patient with necessary treatment.
If a member of your family has developed bedsores or has suffered serious or fatal complications arising from bedsores, contact the law office of Floyd Buford. We represent clients throughout Georgia in nursing home negligence and abuse claims. We have represented thousands of accident victims. Our personal injury lawyer, Floyd Buford, has more than 25 years of experience handling personal injury claims.
Bedsores Are a Serious Health Risk
When a patient starts to develop bedsores, he or she will have a redness on the affected area of his or her skin. If the affected area is not appropriately treated in a timely fashion, the skin may develop blisters, which may later turn into open sores or craters on the surface of the skin that expose both tissue and bone. Patients who develop bedsores may suffer infection. Bedsores, which are sometimes referred to as pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, are a serious medical risk, which may cause severe or fatal injuries.
Bedsores Are Often the Result of Substandard Care
Many nursing home patients are confined to beds for protracted periods of time due to illness or injury. Some nursing home patients are unable to turn themselves and require the help of nursing home staff.
When nursing home patients develop bedsores, it is often because they have not been properly turned. Poor hygiene and nutrition may also increase a patient's risk of developing bedsores or sustaining injuries from bedsores.
We Are Committed to Helping Injury Victims
All too frequently, nursing homes prioritize profits over people. Understaffing, poor staff training and other cost-cutting measures employed by nursing homes often contribute to patient injuries and fatalities.
At the law office of Floyd Buford, we are committed to holding nursing homes responsible for their negligence. We vigorously pursue full compensation on behalf of nursing home injury victims. If you need a strong advocate, we are here to help.
Contact a South Central Georgia Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no fees to us unless we recover compensation for you. To schedule a free consultation with a Macon bedsore injury attorney, contact us at 478-787-6090 or you may reach us toll free at 866-838-9832. You may also contact us by e-mail. Serving Macon, Tifton, Eastman, Milledgeville, Cordele, Dublin, Thomaston, Warner Robins, Griffin, and all of South Central Georgia