TUCSON BEDSORES LAWYER
Bedsores can have serious consequences for nursing home residents, and if you’re seeking legal assistance in filing a claim for bedsores in Arizona, the law firm Miller Kory Rowe specializes in nursing home abuse cases. Our experienced Tucson bedsores lawyers can help you understand your legal options and rights.
WHAT ARE BEDSORES?
Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, result from prolonged pressure, friction, or shear forces on the skin. They commonly occur in individuals who are immobile or have limited mobility and spend long periods in bed or sitting. Bony areas of the body are particularly prone to developing bedsores, including the sacrum (lower back), heels, hips, elbows, shoulders, and back of the head.
ARIZONA LAWS CONCERNING BEDSORES & IMPROPER CARE
Arizona has laws and regulations in place to protect patients’ rights and ensure proper care. The Adult Protective Services Act aims to safeguard vulnerable adults from abuse and neglect, while the Arizona Nursing Care Institution Abuse and Neglect Act outlines regulations for nursing homes and long-term care facilities. The Arizona Administrative Code sets standards for patient care, prevention of pressure ulcers, and reporting of adverse events.
LEGAL RIGHTS IN AZ IF A LOVED ONE HAS BED SORES
If your loved one has developed bedsores due to neglect or improper care, they have the right to receive proper medical care and treatment. You can file a complaint with the appropriate regulatory authorities, and if negligence or improper care caused harm, you may have the right to pursue legal action, such as a medical malpractice or negligence lawsuit, seeking compensation for damages.
FILING A LAWSUIT FOR BEDSORES IN TUCSON, AZ
To file a lawsuit for bedsores in Tucson, it is crucial to consult with a qualified nursing home abuse attorney. The process typically involves:
- an initial consultation
- investigation and gathering of evidence
- notice of claim
- negotiation and settlement attempts
- filing the lawsuit
- discovery and pretrial proceedings
- potentially a trial
An attorney specializing in nursing home abuse or personal injury law can guide you through each step of the process.
REPRESENTATION FOR BEDSORE CASES IN TUCSON
Miller Kory Rowe offers representation for bedsores lawsuits in Tucson and can evaluate the specifics of your case. We can provide you with personalized advice and help you navigate the legal process.
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