Oak Creek Bedsores Injury Lawyers

Bedsores are a serious injury. Also called pressure ulcers or pressure sores, they occur when a bedridden patient or person in a wheelchair doesn't move enough. Bone presses against skin, the area becomes red and infection then sets in. Bedsores are easily prevented but challenging, because of the patient's condition, to treat. Left untreated, they can lead to infection, amputation, sepsis and death.

Federal law requires that caregivers pay close attention to preventing, documenting and treating bedsores. But nursing homes are usually businesses, and administrators often cut corners to save money, and helpless patients and residents pay the price.

Personal injury and nursing home malpractice lawyer Kevin Martin, himself a former nurse, files claims for compensation against Wisconsin nursing homes and care units that are negligent in preventing these sores from getting out of hand. Martin Law Office, S.C., has helped hundreds of families obtain financial compensation in serious cases, including wrongful death claims when negligence is extreme.

Serving Families Throughout Greater Milwaukee

If a family member has developed an infection from pressure ulcers, it is possible you have a case for financial compensation. While this is small consolation for the pain and distress caused by the sores, it can be an important part of the healing process.

For more information, call nursing home abuse attorney Kevin Martin at Martin Law Office, S.C., in Oak Creek, at 414-856-4010. Or write us a brief email describing your situation. We can advise you on the strength of your case.