With a population of over one half million residents, Kane County Illinois is adjacent to DeKalb, Kendall, Will, DuPage, Cook and McHenry counties. Geneva serves as the county seat and Aurora is its largest city. Other major cities in the county include Batavia, Elgin and St. Charles.
Commuters have access in and out of the county on the Metro rail system along with the Prairie Parkway and Pace transit routes. Drivers have access through Northeast Illinois along interstates I-88 and I-90 along with major U.S. highways and Illinois state routes.
Kane County is home to three major universities and colleges including Aurora University, Judson University, Elgin Community College and Waubonsee Community College. The county is recognized for its healthcare system that includes a variety of medical centers and hospitals including:
- Sherman Hospital
- Rush-Copley Medical Center
- Provena Saint Joseph Hospital
- Provena Mercy Medical Center
- Central DuPage Hospital
Unfortunately, the county has a high incident rate of medical malpractice cases involving bedsores at nursing facilities and medical centers.
Hiring Kane County Personal Injury Attorneys
Many nursing home patients are bedridden or wheelchair-bound and unable to reposition themselves without assistance. Often times, the patient remains in the same position for hours, restricting blood flow to their skin. Without adequate oxygen and nutrients, skin deprived of oxygen can become damaged or begin to die in two hours or less. Through neglect by healthcare professionals, many patients develop bedsores in Kane County hospitals, medical facilities and nursing homes.
When a loved one is injured, aging or infirm, families are often given no other choice than to place them in a nursing home or medical facility to receive proper health care. Adult children are often appalled when they learn that their loved one is suffering a facility-acquired bedsore that could have been prevented had proper medical care been provided.
Bedsores (pressure sores; pressure ulcers; decubitus ulcers) can occur nearly anywhere on the body, but are especially prone to bony prominences including the legs, ankles, heels, toes, hipbones, buttocks, sacrum, elbows, shoulders, shoulder blades and neck. When blood flow is restricted, a wound can begin to appear as a reddened area with or without blisters. If left untreated, the wound can easily develop an open sore that exposes fatty deposits in underlying tissue.
In advanced stages, the wound can become life threatening when muscle, tendons and bone are exposed to the open air. When the blood becomes infected (sepsis) or bone becomes infected (osteomyelitis) the patient can easily die within days.
However, nearly every type of advancing bedsore can be prevented. With proper monitoring by skilled medical professionals and routine turnings of the patient every couple of hours, blood flow can easily be restored to restricted areas on the body. Because prevention is so easy, any sign of an advanced stage bedsore is usually an indicator of neglect at the medical facility.
Seeking Financial Compensation
If your loved one is suffering a facility-acquired bedsore, it is imperative to hire Kane County personal injury lawyers who specialize in nursing home abuse cases. Your lawyers can send in teams of medical professionals to provide proper life-saving treatment to redirect the healing process. The Chicago Injury Center website provides valuable information on how to stop the abuse immediately.
Our teams of legal professionals offer free initial consultations. Schedule yours by calling our law firm at to speak with an attorney today. Your lawyer can evaluate your claim and provide various legal solutions to stop the neglect now. The efforts of your law firm can ensure you receive adequate compensation for your damages and losses to pay for medical bills and effective treatments to heal your loved one properly.
We currently accept nursing home abuse and medical malpractice cases on contingency. Paying for our legal services is contingent on our ability to obtain a jury award in a lawsuit or negotiated out-of-court settlement with all parties responsible for the neglect.