Seeking Compensation for Bedsores: Legal Options for Victims and Families

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Steven R. Davis and John A. Davis, Jr.
June 24, 2024

Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers, often follow surgeries or prolonged periods of immobility where high-quality care is expected but not always delivered. Recognizing signs of neglect is the first critical step towards seeking justice and addressing the profound impact these injuries can have on your or your loved one’s life and health.

Navigating the complexities of a medical malpractice claim requires a skilled and compassionate attorney. Choosing the right legal partner is crucial in not only identifying instances of medical malpractice but also in effectively advocating for your rights and securing the compensation you rightfully deserve. With nearly 70 years of combined experience, Davis & Davis offers unparalleled knowledge in cases involving bedsores and other forms of medical negligence.

How to Actively Seek Compensation for Bedsores

Bedsores typically develop in patients who are immobile and require constant care, such as those in hospitals or long-term care facilities. These injuries can be considered a form of medical malpractice when they result from negligence. This may occur from insufficient patient care, inadequate turning schedules, or poor hygiene management by healthcare providers. To establish a claim, one must demonstrate the caregivers failed to meet the standard of care expected in their professional capacity, directly leading to the development of bedsores.

Connecting with an experienced attorney is an essential step in actively seeking compensation for bedsores. Legal professionals from Davis & Davis can offer invaluable guidance and support through the complexities of medical and legal processes. We can help gather necessary medical records and evidence of negligence to build a compelling case. Our team can negotiate with healthcare providers and insurance companies on your behalf to secure fair compensation. 

What Types of Damages Are You Entitled to After Your Medical Malpractice Case?

In a medical malpractice case involving bedsores, victims and their families can be entitled to various types of damages, each designed to compensate for the different aspects of loss and suffering experienced. Economic damages are one of the primary categories, which cover all financial losses resulting from malpractice. This includes medical expenses for the treatment of bedsores, which can be extensive if long-term care or surgical intervention is required. Additionally, if the victim was employed, compensation for lost wages and future earning capacity may also be sought if the bedsores significantly impair their ability to work.

Non-economic damages are another crucial category and typically include compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of quality of life. Bedsores can cause severe physical pain and lead to serious infections that drastically affect a person’s daily life and well-being. In cases where bedsores lead to permanent damage such as severe scarring or disability, victims may also receive compensation for physical impairment and disfigurement. 

In tragic circumstances where bedsores contribute to a patient’s death, families may pursue wrongful death damages, which can cover funeral costs, loss of companionship, and the emotional pain of losing a loved one. 

Review Your Legal Options With Our Knowledgeable Team Today

Nobody deserves to pay the physical price of a trusted professional’s recklessness. If you or a family member has suffered from bedsores due to potential medical negligence, understanding your rights and options for compensation is crucial. At Davis & Davis, we are trial tested and proven to navigate the complexities of medical malpractice related to bedsores, providing you with the guidance needed to determine if malpractice has occurred. We recognize the severe impact bedsores can have on your health and quality of life, and we are committed to advocating vigorously for your rights.

Do not wait to seek the compensation you may be entitled to. Contact Davis & Davis today at (888) 522-9444 for a complimentary case evaluation, or reach out through our contact form. Our dedicated team is ready to handle the legal intricacies, allowing you to focus on healing and recovery. Let us help you secure the justice and compensation you deserve.

John A. Davis, Jr.


John A. Davis, Jr. and Steven R. Davis

June 24 2024

Steven R. Davis and John A. Davis, Jr. are experienced attorneys at Davis & Davis, a law firm that specializes in medical malpractice cases in Texas. With a deep commitment to justice that guides their ethical approach, Davis and Davis have dedicated their careers to helping victims of medical negligence. They and their team continue to advocate for clients, despite the challenges posed by Texas's cap on recoverable damages in malpractice lawsuits. Davis & Davis pride themselves on their extensive experience in the field and their readiness to meet clients across the United States.

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