Hire a Pressure Sore Lawyer for Oregon Nursing Home Case
Placing a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision. But sometimes it is a necessary decision when a family can no longe provide the care, treatment, and supervision that a loved one needs to live happily and safely. This is why many Americans place their trust in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and rehabilitation centers throughout the United States, including in Oregon. Most of these facilities provide proper care and treatment, along with the necessary supervision, to help keep a loved one safe and healthy. However, far too many nursing homes and assisted living facilities fail at protecting our loved ones. One of the most common ways that a nursing home may fail to help protect the health and safety other resident is to allow a pressure sore to develop. When ever a resident developed a pressure sore in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or rehabilitation center, it is critical for a family to contact a pressure sore lawyer for an Oregon nursing home case.
This is because these types of cases can be tricky. This is particularly true when a resident is transferred from a hospital or another facility into the nursing home. One of the most common defenses used by a nursing home is that the pressure sore was caused by another facility and was already present when the nursing home received the resident for care and treatment. Essentially, a nursing home is trying to say that the pressure sore developed somewhere else and was not their fault. Some nursing homes may even try to say that a pressure sure was already present in a resident coming from their normal home. These types of defenses need a pressure sore lawyer for an Oregon nursing home case to defend the victim’s rights.
What is a Pressure Sore?
Also known as a bedsore or pressure ulcer, a pressure sore is an injury to the skin and underlying tissue due to prolonged friction, pressure, or contact from an outside source to the skin. The longer that there is pressure and friction to the skin, generally the more damage that will occur. This means that pressure sores should all be caught at the very beginning to stop there from being greater damage.
Stages of Pressure Sores
There are four stages of pressure sores. These four stages can cause serious personal injuries and even significant damage that becomes life-threatening. Victims could need to be transferred to a hospital for life-saving treatment. The four stages of a pressure sore include the following:
Stage 1: Mild injury and where there is localized damage to the skin resulting in redness, burning, and other pain.
Stage 2: Medium injury when the skin breaks and there is damage to tissue below the skin which results in blisters, bleeding, redness, swelling, and sometimes infections.
Stage 3: Moderate injury when the damage goes into the fatty layer which results in bleeding, high risk of infection, and usually necrotic tissue (dying tissue). This is an emergency.
Stage 4: Severe injury when the damage is through all layers and damaging muscle or bone. This is a life-threatening emergency and sepsis is likely. Victims may suffer catastrophic harm which should always be reviewed by a pressure sore lawyer for an Oregon nursing home case.
Call Our Law Firm for Help With Pressure Sore Cases
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect contact the Oregon Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers at Kuhlman Law at our number below or fill out the intake form. We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency fee which means that you pay no money unless we recover.
Our law firm handles cases throughout the state including Bend and Portland Oregon, Redmond, Central Oregon, Sisters, Madras, Multnomah County, Deschutes County, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Lane County, Medford, Gresham, La Grande, Albany, Medford, Beaverton, Umatilla, Pendleton, Cottage Grove, Florence, Oregon City, Springfield, Keizer, Grants Pass, McMinnville, Tualatin, West Linn, Forest Grove, Wilsonville, Newberg, Roseburg, Lake Oswego, Klamath Falls, Happy Valley, Tigard, Ashland, Milwakie, Coos Bay, The Dalles, St. Helens, Sherwood, Central Point, Canby, Troutdale, Hermiston, Silverton, Hood River, Newport, Prineville, Astoria, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Hillsboro, and Vancouver, Washington.
We also have an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota and take Nursing Home Abuse cases throughout the Twin Cities, including St. Paul, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Washington County, Anoka County, Scott County, Blaine, Stillwater, and Saint Paul Minnesota.
Please act quickly, there is a limited time (Statute of Limitations) in which you can bring a claim under the law.