Bedsores/pressure sores (also called "decubitus ulcers") are sores caused by deteriorating tissue. Because bedsores are caused by prolonged pressure, usually on legs, buttocks and feet, decubitus ulcers are common in those confined to beds and wheelchairs. While most bedsores are unsightly and extremely painful, bed sores can also cause serious infection, require extensive surgery and can even lead to death. Bedsores can also occur in various settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities.
Perhaps the most tragic aspect of bedsores is the fact that they are often preventable. Because of the way bedsores develop, their presence is typically a sign of negligence on the part of the facility. If you or a loved one has developed pressure sores, the facility should be held liable for the negligent acts that contributed to the problem. It is therefore important to work with an experienced South Carolina bedsore lawyer who can advise of your rights and options.
At Simmons Law Firm, we have more than 30 years of combined legal experience helping individuals and their families in Columbia and throughout South Carolina in pressure sore and bed sore cases. Our attorneys have built a strong reputation for quality client service and a shared dedication to obtaining results for our clients.
In every bedsore or decubitus pressure ulcer case, our mission is to recover full and fair compensation for the injury victim and his or her family. Every one of our clients receives personal attention and service. Because we charge contingency fees, you owe us nothing unless we obtain compensation for you. Contact us for a free, no obligation review at 803-779-4600 or toll free at 888-715-8818, or contact us online.