What Types of Bedsores Lead to Medical Malpractice Cases?What Types of Dallas Bedsore Cases Do We Handle?
The Attorneys McIver Brown Law Firm have over 15 years of combined experience handling bedsore cases involving nursing homes and hospitals. As Dallas bedsore lawyers, we represent individuals and their families who have been seriously hurt or killed because a healthcare provider negligently allowed the individual to obtain bed sores. Specifically, we handle cases that involve:
- Dallas Bedsore Cases
- Dallas Bedsore Gangrene Cases
- Dallas Bedsore Osteomylitis Cases
- Dallas Bedsore Death Cases
- Dallas Bedsore Necrotizing Fasciitis Cases
- Dallas Pressure Bedsore Lawsuits
- Dallas Stage 3 Bedsore Cases
- Dallas Stage 4 Bedsore Cases
- Dallas Unstageable Bedsore Cases
- Dallas Sacral Bedsore Lawsuits
The experienced bedsore attorneys at McIver Brown Law Firm are happy to offer to all potential clients who believe they may have a valid bedsore case to speak with us and review their case for free. A free consultation usually lasts about 10 to 15 minutes, and in that time we'll try to gain a better understanding of what happened in your case, and explain to you the laws that apply in your Texas bedsore lawsuit so that you better understand the value of your potential claim, how long a bedsore case typically takes to resolve, and any other questions you might have. There is no cost nor obligation associated with these consultations.How Our Fees Work in Dallas Bedsore Cases:
The attorneys at McIver Brown handle cases exclusively on a "No Fee Unless We Win" basis. Also known as contingency fee, this means that under no circumstances will you, the client, ever owe us money. Rather, we only get paid if we recover money on behalf of you and your family, at which point we take a percentage of what we recover. Until we get a recovery, either from trial or in a settlement, we advance on your behalf all of the costs of pursuing a lawsuit. Because of this model, if we lose a case, we stand not only to not get paid, but to actually lose tens of thousands of the law firm's money. As a result we are very selective about which Dallas bedsore lawsuits we handle as a law firm.Why Our Clients Pursue Dallas Bedsore Cases:
Although every client is different, most of our clients are not pursuing their case because of the money. Rather, having experienced the suffering that happens when a hospital or nursing home fails to provide the care they promised and their loved one develops pressure ulcers, they want to protect others from suffering the same fate. Whether that means making sure that the hospital or nursing home knows that their actions are not okay, or by getting the word out to the public through the court system that this facility is failing its patients, their intentions are typically quite noble. In fact, many clients have first tried complaining to the facility itself to no avail, and may have even reported the facility to the Department of Aging and Disability if they knew about this option. But ultimately, they come to the conclusion that the corporations that run these mega-facilities will change their behavior fastest when they hit them where it hurts most... their pocketbook.
If you believe that you or your loved one may have a Texas bedsore case, and would like to speak with one of our Bedsore Attorneys in Dallas TX, we invite you to reach us either by calling us directly, or by filling out the Case Submission form on this page, and we will contact you.What is A Bedsore?
A Bedsore, which is also frequently called a pressure ulcer or decubitus ulcer, is a skin or tissue lesion caused by unrelieved pressure on the body. This pressure reduces or blocks blood flow to this area of the body, eventually causing the bedsore to form.
Bedsores can form on many different parts of the body, however, they are most commonly found on the sacrum, where they are called sacral ulcers, the hips, the back of the head or cranium, the back of thighs, the buttocks, elbows, shoulders, and heels.Bedsores are typically classified in one of four stages:
- Stage 1 Bedsore: A Stage I bedsore is typically characterized by prolonged non-blachable redness of skin.
- Stage 2 Bedsore: A Stage II bedsore has actual damage to the skin that extends into, but not deeper than the top layers of skin. Looks similar to a blister.
- Stage 3 Bedsore: A Stage III bedsore has damage to the skin that extends deeper into the body. These are painful, difficult to heal, and typically result from medical malpractice or negligence.
- Stage 4 Bedsore: A Stage IV bedsore is where the damage is so deep it reaches the muscles, tendons or bone.
- Unstageable Bedsore: Although not actually a stage itself, these bedsores are covered with dead skin cells, also called eschar, and therefore the depth can't be ascertained.
McIver Brown Law Firm has represented individuals throughout Texas and the United States who have suffered or died as a result of bedsores inflicted upon them by hospitals, nursing homes, wound care clinics, assisted living facilities, or other healthcare providers. As experienced Dallas bedsore lawyers, we are committed to protecting vulnerable individuals and the over 1,197,816 citizens of Dallas. Consequently, we invite you to contact our office in order to discuss your case and learn more about what laws may apply to your Dallas bedsore lawsuit.
SIGNS OF NEGLECT
- Bed Sores, Bruises
- Falls, Broken Bones
- Uncleanliness, Poor Hygiene of Patient
- Complaints of Poor Treatment
- Overdose, Head Injury
- Complications in treatment
- Adverse treatment outcome
"Hospital negligence kills more people
each year than car accidents. Tragically, many people never find out what really happened, and because people are unaware of time limitations on their case, they often wait until its too late to take action."
Robert Wharton, Associate