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What Type of Legal Recourse Does a Person with Bed Sores Have?
By Nursing Home Law Center
If you or a loved one develops a bed sore during a stay at a hospital, nursing home, assisted living facility or any long-term care facility, you likely have legal rights to recover damages. Most cases involving bed sores (similarly called: pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers) require hiring an attorney to help you recover monetary damages against the facility or physicians who were responsible for providing care.
Recovering Medical Expenses and Intangible Damages
Depending on the area where you live, a lawsuit brought against responsible parties entitles you to both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include past and future medical expenses, as well as past and future lost wages. Non-economic damages include past and future pain and suffering, loss of normal life, and disfigurement.
Contact an Attorney Who Focuses on Bed Sore Litigation
Many attorneys who concentrate in bed sore litigation work on a contingency fee arrangements– there is no charge to speak with an attorney regarding your case. Only when, and if, there is a recovery will a legal fee be charged.
- Nursing Home Injury Laws
- If a lawsuit or claim is filed against a facility where a person developed bed sores, what type of damages is the person entitled to?
- How much money does it cost to pursue a claim or lawsuit for bed sores?