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Neglect and Bedsores

Hospital patients or nursing home residents are often confined to their beds due to injuries or other medical conditions, unable to move for extended periods of time. It is vital that these individuals, who are not able to move themselves, be properly tended to by medical professionals in order to prevent pressure ulcers from forming as a result of the constant weight of the body pressing against the bed.

These injuries can have grave effects on those who suffer from them. If you or someone you love has suffered from bedsores while in the care of nursing home or medical professionals, call the Cincinnati medical malpractice attorneys of Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733 to learn more about your legal options.

Bedsore Classifications

When detected early, bedsores are nothing more than a rash-like irritation present on the surface of the skin, and can be treated easily if the conditions causing them are rectified. Without care, bedsores can advance into a much more dangerous condition in escalating stages:

  • Stage I – Superficial redness
  • Stage II – Blisters and abrasions damaging the epidermis
  • Stage II – Damage to the full thickness of the skin and some subcutaneous tissue
  • Stage IV – Damage extends into the muscles, tendons, and even bones in advanced cases

The nature of pressure ulcers restricts blood flow to the damaged areas, making healing extremely difficult.

Contact Us

If your loved one has suffered bedsore related complications as a result of another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your related medical expenses and other damages. Calla an experienced and knowledgeable Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733 for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.

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6071 Montgomery Road
CincinnatiOH 45213
(513) 321-7733
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6071 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213
(513) 321-7733

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