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If someone you love suffers from painful and debilitating bedsores from neglect in their nursing home, you can recover financial damages on their behalf. We can help you hold the nursing home in question responsible for their medical care throughout their recovery and for their physical and emotional pain and suffering. While your family copes with your loved one’s injuries, our team starts preparing your personal injury case.

Our Spartanburg nursing home bedsore lawyer will fight by your side to recover damages on your loved one’s behalf. At Hammack Law Firm, our legal team will ensure your family has support and guidance as you pursue the at-fault nursing home. That means we gather evidence, prove the at-fault facility’s negligence, and assign a monetary value to your case. We will also negotiate a settlement on your behalf or represent you in court if needed.

A Bedsore Is Much More than a Bruise

According to Mayo Clinic research, a bedsore – also called a pressure ulcer – is an injury to skin and tissue. It typically occurs on bony areas and is often found in patients with limited mobility. When left untreated, a bedsore can lead to the following adverse medical conditions:

  • Cellulitis
  • Bone infection
  • Joint infection
  • Cancer
  • Sepsis

Treating a bedsore can include pain control, pressure relief, wound dressing with frequent changes, and removal of dead tissue. While a bedsore is a serious medical condition that requires various treatments, the conditions it can lead to will make treatment options even more costly.

Prove the Cause of Your Elderly Loved One’s Injuries

Proving the cause and cost of your loved one’s bedsore and treatment can be a complicated and time-consuming part of building your case. When we handle evidence collection for you, our team will obtain:

  • Medical records and bills
  • Nursing home records
  • Photos of your loved one’s injury
  • Witness statements

You never have to fight alone when our team is on your side. We take care of the details, communicate with the facility and their insurance company, and handle the legal aspects of your case for you.

Recover the Cost of Treating Your Loved One’s Bedsores

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), it costs between $9.1 and $11.6 billion annually to treat bedsores which afflict approximately 2.5 million people each year. When our nursing home abuse and neglect team helps you pursue the at-fault party, we request coverage of the following recoverable damages:

  • Current and future medical care
  • Current and future lost income, if applicable
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering

Your loved one has the right to reside in a safe and secure nursing home and be treated with respect and integrity. We help you request relocation expenses to transfer your loved one out of the facility where they received inadequate care.

Because as many as 60,000 patients succumb to bedsores each year, we also help your family pursue wrongful death damages, where applicable. These can include funeral and burial expenses and your family’s pain and suffering.

Understand the South Carolina Statute of Limitations

When filing a civil lawsuit against a nursing home, the state limits the amount of time you have to do so. If you fail to comply with the statute of limitations, you could be barred from filing your lawsuit at all or have it dismissed before it can be heard. Possible filing deadlines:

  • The applicable personal injury statute of limitations is generally three years, according to S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530
  • If the nursing home was government-owned or run, S.C. Ann. § 15-3-550 generally entitles you to two years to file your lawsuit

When you are ready to pursue compensation, our personal injury team will help you understand the relevant statute of limitations. Given sufficient notice, we will also ensure the filing deadline is met, and the risk of having your case dismissed is limited.

Let Our Nursing Home Bedsore Lawyer Fight for You

At Hammack Law Firm, we are passionate about helping abused or neglected nursing home residents and their families in Spartanburg. When our team is on your side, we will:

  • Gather supporting evidence
  • Identify the at-fault party
  • Meet the statute of limitations
  • Understand your recoverable damages
  • Conduct an independent investigation
  • Complete and submit paperwork
  • Negotiate a favorable settlement
  • Represent you in court if necessary

Our personal injury team is warm, supportive, and helpful. We work hard to treat every client like family and ensure you get the individual attention you expect from a small firm with the experience and results you expect from a big one.

We work hard to make South Carolina nursing homes safe for its residents and ensure their family members have peace of mind. Our client-centered legal team will bring a personal touch to a difficult situation by building a personal relationship with you and your family. We also make sure you can get back to your family and loved ones while we take care of the details of your case.

Hear from Previous Clients How Our Team Has Helped

Every nursing home abuse client we represent deserves kindness, consideration, and compassion. Previous injury clients say:

  • “This was a quick and painless process. Everyone here is extremely helpful and answered my questions as they came up. At the end of the process, Tonya was extremely professional! Hammack Law firm worked for us!!” – Tasha Miller
  • “I went to 3 other law firms first and they all told me my case was not worth pursuing… They took my case and Paul got me a lot more than I expected!” – Bob

In addition to testimonials, you can read about the verdicts and settlements we have achieved for previous clients on our case results page.

Get Your Free Case Review Today

Was your elderly loved one neglected in their Spartanburg nursing home, and that led to a bedsore? If this happens to your family member, our lawyer can help you get the financial compensation they deserve. Find out how by calling one of our Hammack Law Firm team members at (864) 326-3333(864) 326-3333 today.

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