Atlanta Bedsore Injury Attorneys

Bedsores, referred to in medical terms as decubitus ulcers, scream neglect. These painful and sometimes fatal sores are preventable if nursing home and hospital staffs take the time to move or adjust patients and tend to their needs on a regular basis. If you are observing these pressure ulcers on a loved one, it is time to get in touch with an attorney.

At Isenberg & Hewitt, PC, our lawyers have more than 25 years of experience and stand ready to assist you with your nursing home neglect claim. We are dedicated to achieving justice for the elderly and will pursue all options for holding negligent and abusive parties accountable for the damages they have caused.

Causes and Location of Bedsores

In general, bedsores occur when hospital or nursing home staff members fail to move or reposition a patient (or resident) to relieve constant pressure on an affected portion of tissue. When this occurs and patients are not properly repositioned or rotated, or proper preventative measures are not employed, it can often lead to bed sores on the:

  • Tailbone
  • Heels
  • Ankles
  • Back
  • Hips
  • Elbows
  • Buttocks
  • Back of the head

If you have seen bedsores on a loved one or if you believe that the hospital or care facility is otherwise neglecting or abusing your vulnerable family member, do not hesitate to contact an attorney. When your loved one's well-being is at stake, you need to take action and ensure that he or she is receiving the care he or she deserves sooner rather than later.

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We can help you assess your loved one's situation and provide you with the answers and guidance you need. Contact us today to arrange a free consultation. We are MARTA-accessible.