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Tampa Personal Injury Blogs from October, 2017

Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Tampa - Florida Pressure Sore Lawyer


Elderly individuals residing in a long term care facility such as a nursing home or assisted living facility are at risk for the development of decubitus ulcers, or more commonly referred to as “bed sores” or “pressure sores”. Our Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers litigate numerous cases that involve the development of bed sores acquired within the nursing home setting. Our injury attorneys also handle numerous bed sore cases that involve the worsening of bed sores during a loved ones’ residency.

While bed sores can be and are extremely painful for individuals that require extensive treatment, one of the more common risks associated with bed sores is the development of sepsis. Sepsis is a left threatening condition that, without early treatment, can lead to organ failure, tissue damage and death. If a diagnosis of sepsis is not caught early, it can develop into septic shock. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates the mortality rate for someone who has been diagnosed with septic shock is 50%.

Some of the common signs or symptoms of someone who may be developing sepsis include: increased temperature; increased heart rate; increased respiratory rate; difficulty breathing; a change in mental condition such as confusion; and abdominal pain. Individuals who are more susceptible for sepsis include individuals who are 65 years or older, have a compromised immune system, kidney disease, diabetes or open wounds, such as bed sores.

Our attorneys handle several cases on a daily basis that involve abused residents throughout Florida, including Hernando County, Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Manatee County, Polk County, Orange County and Sarasota County that have been injured while residing in a nursing home or assisted living community. Should you have any questions regarding suspected abuse, neglect or the presence of a bed sore on a loved one, please contact us, your Tampa Personal Injury Attorneys.

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