Abington Bed Sore Attorney

Elder Abuse & Nursing Home Neglect

Serving Montgomery County including Abington, Pennsylvania

Bed Sores · Falls · Medication Errors · Wrongful Death


 

Skilled Abington Bed Sore Attorney

If you have a loved one in an Abington or Montgomery County nursing home, you should know that your loved could be at risk of bed sores. It is advisable to secure an Abington bed sore attorney in case you notice a bed sore begin to develop. Bed sores, also known as  pressure sores, are a very serious concern in many Abington and Montgomery County nursing homes. Once a bed sore develops, if it is left untreated, it will develop into a serious medical problem and may even lead to death.

Call Brian P. Murphy, Esq. for a free consultation. Mr. Murphy devotes his practice to nursing home neglect cases and handles many actions involving bed sores. Mr. Murphy handles cases throughout Abington and Montgomery County, NJ.

 

Abington Bed Sore Attorney: Defining “Bed Sores”

Bed sores are pressure-induced wounds. When a nursing home resident is left sitting or lying in one position for too long the pressure on certain body parts wears skin down. Bed sores begin as small reddened area about the size of a coin but without proper attention and care this small wound develop into a large deep wound.

Bed sores develop on certain areas of the body including:

  • Buttocks
  • Heels
  • Sacrum
  • Ischium (sit bone)
  • Elbows
  • Lower back
  • Hips
  • Shoulder blades

 

Abington Bed Sore Attorney: What Causes Bed Sores

Bed sores develop when the skin is exposed to prolonged pressure. To avoid bed sores this pressure must be regularly offloaded. This is achieved when proper turning and repositioning of a nursing home resident. If timely turning and repositioning of nursing home residents does not occur, bed sores develop.

When it comes to bed sore development, it is also important to make certain the individual is receiving proper nutrition, hydration and hygiene care. When a nursing home resident develops a bed sore because repositioning is not provided and/or nutrition, hydration or hygiene has been neglected, that person is likely the victim of nursing home neglect.

 

Abington Bed Sore Attorney Explains
Why Bed Sores are Often Avoidable

Bed sores are a common occurrence at some Abington and Montgomery County nursing home facilities; however, with proper care, bed sores can most often be avoided. When Abington and Montgomery County nursing homes provide proper skin care, bed sores are prevented.

 

Montgomery County Nursing Home Neglect Cases
Need an Abington Bed Sore Attorney

Any resident admitted to an Abington or Montgomery County-area nursing home is required to have their skin assessed to determine if they are at risk of pressure wounds. If a nursing home resident is determined to be at risk, the facility is required under the law to take certain action. If this is not done and a pressure sore develops, nursing home neglect has taken place.

If your loved one has developed a bed sore, contact Pennsylvania nursing home abuse attorney, Brian P. Murphy, and allow him to help you hold the facility responsible.

Related: Abington Nursing Home Abuse | Abington Wrongful Death Attorney

 

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Brian P. Murphy is an experienced and successful Pennsylvania nursing home abuse attorney. He commonly represents Pennsylvania nursing home residents subjected to bed sores. If you see signs of nursing home abuse, take action; contact Brian P. Murphy for a free consultation.

Please review Mr. Murphy’s testimonials page and learn what his former clients have to say.

All legal matters are billed on a contingency fee basis.

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