Free Consultation Attorneys in Ann Arbor

The Buckfire & Buckfire personal injury, car accident, and medical malpractice lawyers offers free legal consultations to people that have been injured or harmed due to no fault of their own. We will take the time to answer all of your questions for you and all others that you might have about your case or hiring the best attorney for your Michigan accident and injury case.

Below are some common questions that injury victims frequently ask during their free consultation:

  • What is your legal experience in this area of law?
  • Have you handled injury claims like mine before?
  • What is the personal injury legal process like?
  • What are the possible outcomes of my Michigan accident case?
  • Approximately how long will it take to resolve my personal injury lawsuit?
  • How will you keep me informed of the progress of my accident case?
  • How will my medical bills get paid during the legal process?

All of these questions and more will be answered by the end of your free consultation. The consultation is a no-obligation consultation. You will not be pressured to make a decision, hire an attorney, or sign anything.

Our free consultation accident lawyers handle all types of personal injury accident cases and offer a free consultation for each and every individual client. The types of Michigan accident cases we handle include:

  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
  • Dog Bite Injury and Attack
  • Wrongful Death
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • No-Fault Insurance Claims
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Food Poisoning and other Toxic Torts
  • Child Injury Accidents
  • Brain Injury Accidents
  • All Types of Personal Injury Accidents

The experienced Ann Arbor personal injury lawyers handle all types of injury cases and represent clients under our NO FEE promise. If you believe you are entitled to benefits and compensation for injuries sustained in an accident contact the lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Call our office at (800) 606-1717 to schedule your free consultation with one of our top-rated lawyers.

Sue For Bed Sores In Ann Arbor Nursing Homes

Our Ann Arbor nursing home neglect attorneys frequently assist victims of nursing home neglect sue nursing homes for letting residents sustain a bed sore or pressure sore while in their care.  Although many residents are at risk for bed sores and pressures while in a skilled nursing facility, these are completely preventable with proper care, treatment, and monitoring.  When these sores do occur, the resident can file a lawsuit against the nursing home.

Bedsores, or pressure sores, are sores caused by prolonged pressure on an area of the body. They are common among the sick, elderly, disabled, and others who have difficultly moving themselves. The pressure from prolonged amount of time sitting or laying in the same position begins to cut off the supply of blood to an area of the body. The sores start as red irritations (stage 1), but can develop into blisters or ulcers (stage 2) and will eventually form a crater (stage 3) which indicates damage to the tissue below the skin.

Stage 4 bedsores are the most serious level of bedsores.  By the time, a stage 4 sore has formed; there has already been a craterous sore for some time. Stage 4 is the terminology used to indicate the crater has become so deep that there is damage to the muscle and bone underneath the skin. Often times, the muscle or the bone may actually be exposed, complicating treatment and causing a heightened risk of infection.

Infection seriously delays the healing of earlier stage bedsores but can be life-threatening at

Stage 4. Infection can penetrate the bone, causing osteomyelitis and requiring weeks of treatment. From there, the infection can spread into the blood stream, causing sepsis. This will also require weeks of treatment and skin grafting may be necessary. Skin graft operations, however, may not be successful in older or malnourished patients, which are two of the groups most likely to suffer Stage 4 bedsores. Even if a skin graft operation is successful, the infections may recur months or even years later.

By the time a sore reaches a Stage 4, the neglect has gone beyond the mere occasional omission and instead represents prolonged mistreatment. Stage 4 bedsores can occur anytime there is prolonged pressure on a part of the body, but they are especially common when a hospital, nursing home, rehabilitation center, foster home, or other care facility fails to monitor its patients or residents over a prolonged period.

If you or a loved one has suffered physical damages due to a bedsore, you should contact a lawyer immediately. The top-rated Ann Arbor nursing home neglect lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent clients under our No Fee promise and handle these types of cases regularly. Call our office today at (800) 606-1717 for a free consultation with one of our experienced nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers about your case.

Falls Causing Injuries In Ann Arbor Nursing Homes

Our Ann Arbor nursing home fall accident lawyers handle cases involving fall injuries to residents of nursing home. Falls are very common among residents in nursing homes and can cause serious injuries and sometimes death among the victims.

Falling in nursing homes is common because people in nursing homes are generally older, have more chronic conditions, and have difficulty walking compared to other older adults living in the community. Additionally, nursing home residents also tend to have problems with thinking or memory, or have difficulty with the tasks of daily life causing the percentage of nursing home falls to be large.

The number of falls in nursing homes is significant and the injuries from those accidents are often severe and can sometimes cause wrongful deaths. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year, about 1,800 elderly people living in a nursing home die from fall-related injuries. Other statistics on nursing home falls tailored by CDC include:

  • About 5% of adults 65 and older live in nursing home, but nursing home residents account for about 20% of deaths from falls in this age group.
  • Each year, a typical nursing home with 100 beds reports 100 to 200 falls. Many falls go unreported.
  • About 10% to 20% of nursing home falls cause serious injuries; 2% to 6% cause fractures.
  • As many as 3 out of 4 nursing home residents fall each year. That’s twice the rate of falls for older adults living in the community.

There are certain situations and circumstances that create a higher risk for a nursing home resident to fall. These include:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Gait or balance problems
  • Environmental hazards (i.e., wet floors, poor lighting, incorrect bed height)
  • Medication intake
  • Difficulty moving from one place to another

Individuals who suffer injuries due to a fall in a nursing home do have legal rights. Many of times, the fall is caused due to the negligent care of the nurse or caregiver, not enough supervision, or environmental hazards such as incorrect bed height. If the resident falls due to those circumstances or any other negligent act from a nurse or caregiver in a Michigan nursing home, it can give rise to a Michigan nursing home abuse and neglect lawsuit.

If you or a loved one is injured due to a fall in an Ann Arbor nursing home, you should contact the lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately. Our top-rated lawyers handle these types of cases frequently and represent clients under our No Fee promise. Call our office at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced nursing home fall accident attorneys about your case.

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