PKSD Attorney Jeff Pitman Recovers $4.6 Million Settlement in Pressure Sore Case
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on August 26, 2021 in Firm News
PKSD is pleased to announce a $4.6 million settlement recovered in a pressure sore case. The settlement was negotiated by Attorney Jeff Pitman.
Pressure sores can develop in many places on the body, but most commonly occur on the backs of a patient’s arms, legs, shoulder blades, hips and tailbone. These sores develop when there is constant pressure on a part of the body, reducing blood flow to that area. Left long enough, the surrounding tissue in the area dies. For instance, when a resident is constantly being left to sit in one position for hours without being moved. These sores are extremely painful and will continue to worsen without treatment. In severe cases, they can be fatal.
Mr. Pitman, a partner at the firm, leads a knowledgeable team of nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys and medical malpractice attorneys who represent people in Wisconsin, New Mexico and Iowa. Recognized by his peers in this practice area, he is deeply committed to improving the quality of care in U.S. long-term care facilities.