Is Your Loved One Suffering From Bedsores?
Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers, develop when someone does not change positions often enough, meaning that a specific area on their skin experiences constant pressure. This can reduce the blood flow and restrict the capillaries, leading to serious infections. In fact, left untreated, bed scores can even be fatal.
I am attorney A.J. Serafini, and at my firm, Serafini Law, I have spent more than a decade helping those who have developed bedsores, especially due to neglect in a nursing home. Around 2.5 million people in America develop bedsores annually, and around 60,000 pass away as a result. Many more need extensive medical treatment and even surgery. With up to 28% of nursing home residents suffering from bedsores of varying degrees of severity, this is a serious issue, and those who are suffering deserve legal representation.
The Four Main Stages of Bedsores
Bedsores (pressure ulcers) move through four stages. You can view the medical illustration below for the stages of bedsores.
- Stage I, the skin may turn white due to a lack of oxygen.
- Stage II, the bedsore looks like a blister.
- Stage III is when an open wound develops all the way into the fatty layer below the skin
- Stage IV sores are deep wounds that can start to affect lower tissues. Infection then becomes a serious concern.
Contact My Firm For A Free Consultation
One of the benefits of working with me is that I handle cases all over the state of Maryland. I can also assist family members who live out of state and are seeking representation for elderly loved ones. I am here for you every step of the way, from rectifying the situation and putting an end to neglect to seeking proper financial compensation after injury or death.
If you’re looking for a bedsores lawyer in Maryland, do not hesitate to get in touch with my firm. I offer completely free initial consultations if you want to learn more about the legal options at your disposal. Call 240-641-1696 today or send me an email to get a skilled and experienced nursing home injury attorney on your side.