Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bones that is caused by bacteria. In adults, the most common types of osteomyelitis causing bacteria are S. Aureus, Enterobacter and Streptococcus.
Osteomyelitis in pressure sores
In cases of severe pressure sores (also referred to as decubitus ulcers, pressure ulcers or bed sores) the bacteria enters the body through the open wound and attacks the bone. Once the bone becomes infected, enzymes are released that restrict the body’s ability to heal. If left untreated osteomyelitis can spread into the bone marrow and surrounding joints, leading to further medical complications or even death.
Unacceptable complication associated with inferior care
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is prepared to prosecute matters involving osteomyelitis following the development of pressure sores. Given the pain and extensive medical treatment necessary to treat osteomyelitis, we are always mindful of our clients future medical expenses and carefully evaluate these needs before entering into any settlements. In situations where a patient will require medical medical care related to osteomyelitis or other wound complication, we frequently consult with a treating physician to can provide us with an estimate as to the cost of the medical procedures and rehabilitation to ensure that the patient’s needs are met and there is sufficient funds available to provide for these needs.
Contact a law firm with experienced prosecuting cases involving pressure sores and ensuing complications
If your family member has developed osteomyelitis following the development of a pressure sore, contact the bed sore attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers today for a complimentary legal consultation. All of our nursing home and medical negligence cases are handled on a contingency fee basis where there is no expenses necessary to begin a case evaluation.
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