The patients age and overall heath has an impact on their chances of recovery from a pressure sore and its complications. In circumstances where medical treatment has been delayed for patients with advanced pressure sores, the patient’s chance of recovery gradually diminishes.
Establishing a causal connection between the death of the individual and the pressure sore
Given that many medical examiners are hesitant to express opinions related to causation of death following the development of pressure sores, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers works with medical experts to determine if a patient’s pressure sore was indeed related to their demise.
The legal rights of surviving family members
When causation is established, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers evaluates all pressure sore death cases to determine the most advantageous way to proceed. Depending on the applicable law, the family of the individual may be entitled to pursue a lawsuit for wrongful death and survivorship on behalf of the deceased estate.
Pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit related to bed sores
If your family member died following the development of a pressure sore, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers for a complimentary case evaluation today. Many patients with advanced bed sores do not necessarily die from the bed sore itself, rather they succumb to a complication related to the wound. Consequently, many of these cases require the input of a physician who can review the matter and determine if there is legal causation to prosecute the matter as a wrongful death case or in an alternative fashion. Considering that obtaining the medical records and physician review can take a considerable period of time, it is crucial to begin an investigation into these cases as soon as feasible in order to comply with the applicable statute of limitations.
You can talk to a bed sore lawyer for free and then decide if you are interested in retaining our law office. All of our consultation are completely confidential.
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