The Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC), an organization dedicated to the protection and well being of the elderly, has released its first monthly issue alert. The first issue is dedicated to understanding, preventing, recognizing, and treating pressure ulcers. It also deals with how to find out if the facility that cares for your loved one has a history of allowing these painful, yet often preventable, sores to develop in their residents.
The alert is a useful tool in understanding what a pressure ulcer is and how to know for yourself how advanced the bed sore is and if its occurrence was preventable based on your or your loved ones health and risk factors. LTCCC’s monthly alert on pressure ulcers can be found here.
Pressure Ulcers: Why You Need an Experienced Attorney Advocating for You
The discovery of a pressure ulcer (also known as a bed sore, a pressure sore or a decubitus ulcer) is a scary and sad situation for any family member or loved one to be informed of. Trusting your loved one to the care of another is a difficult decision and one that many of us have had to make or will be forced to make in the coming years. It is always our hope that we will be able to find and afford the best possible care for our loved one. Upon learning a loved one receiving home care or under the supervision of a nursing home has developed a bed sore, a million questions immediately spring to mind. After learning of the severity of the ulcer and the course of treatment, one of the first questions you should ask is if the sore could have been prevented. Oftentimes nursing homes are less than forthcoming with information regarding the care plan on record for your loved one and how strictly it was followed. You are frightened, you are busy, overwhelmed, and not sure where to start. You need answers and you need an experienced pressure ulcer attorney who can demand them for you.
The Chicago bed sore lawyers of Levin & Perconti are well known for their diligence, compassion, and fierceness in pursuing the truth and securing justice for victims of elder abuse and neglect. Our numerous record-setting verdicts and settlements speak for themselves, but what they won’t tell you is the peace of mind that comes with knowing that one of our experienced attorney is working for you and your loved one. You do not have to face this alone. There is a timeline to file lawsuits for nursing home abuse and neglect cases in Illinois, so please, call us now. Our consultations are free and we are not paid unless we recover money for you and your loved one. Call us toll-free at 1-877-374-1417 or fill out our online case consultation form.