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Attorneys Hold Nursing Homes Accountable for Negligence in Winnebago County

Nursing home residents have the right to expect quality care. Unfortunately, this does not always occur. Aging demographics, combined with staffing shortages, industry consolidation, and a growing trend toward "for-profit" nursing facilities have created substandard conditions in many Illinois nursing homes. One of the common symptoms of nursing home neglect or abuse is pressure and bed sores. If you or a loved one is experiencing this condition, it is important to speak with a seasoned personal injury attorney so you understand your legal rights and options.

At Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of KJS, we have seen a sharp rise in nursing home negligence in recent years, with a growing number of facility residents developing severe health conditions such as pressure sores and bed sores. We believe it is an outrage that our honored elders are subjected to substandard care. Our mission is to provide a strong voice for those who have been mistreated in nursing homes, so we can put an end to these egregious practices and ensure that victims receive the just compensation they deserve.

What Causes Pressure and Bed Sores?

Pressure sores, also known as bed sores, pressure ulcers, or decubitus ulcers, are a graphic sign of systematic nursing home negligence. They are most often the result of constant pressure applied to bony areas of the body (areas with very little tissue or muscle to provide a cushion) over an extended length of time. This restricts blood flow to the affected areas, causing the skin and tissue to die, and causing a wound to develop.

Some of the most common areas of the body where pressure and bed sores develop include the:

  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Shoulder blades
  • Head
  • Ears
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Ankles
  • Heels

If wounds are not treated properly and in a timely manner, they can quickly worsen and lead to more severe medical problems, such as infections, gangrene, amputations, and even wrongful death.

Contact a Strong Ogle County Pressure and Bed Sores Attorney

Nursing home negligence cases involving pressure sores and bed sores can be complex and challenging to pursue. Most often, the facility will try to claim that factors beyond their control led to the resident's condition. At Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of KJS, we have seen just about every issue that can come up in a nursing home setting, and we are able to quickly uncover important and often overlooked factors that are strong indicators of neglect or abuse. We also routinely call on top national medical professionals to provide expert testimony to support our findings.

If you or someone close to you has developed pressure or bed sores in an Illinois nursing home, contact us today at 815-215-7561 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We serve clients in Rockford, Winnebago County, Freeport, Belvidere, Winnebago, Loves Park, Byron, Rochelle, Oregon, Boone County, Stephenson County, Ogle County, and throughout Illinois.

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