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Edison Bed Sore Attorney
If you have a loved one in an Edison or Middlesex County area nursing home, you need to know that he or she may be vulnerable to bed sores. Bed sores are a serious concern in many Edison nursing homes. If not properly treated, bed sores can create serious health problems and may result in death. If your loved one has developed a bed sore, call Brian P. Murphy, Esq. immediately for a free one-on-one consultation. Mr. Murphy focuses his practice on bed sore cases and handles cases in Edison and Middlesex County, NJ.
Bed Sores are Often Avoidable
Bed sores are a common occurrence at some Edison and Middlesex County area nursing home facilities; however, with proper care, bed sores can be avoided. When Edison nursing homes provide proper skin care including: assessments, monitoring, and treatment, bed sores can usually be prevented.
Defining Bed Sores
Bed sores are wounds that develop because of unrelieved pressure on placed on the skin. Bed sores come in four stages of severity. A stage I bed sore is a minor abrasion while a stage IV is a deep gaping wound that often reaches the bone. Bed sores develop on areas of the body where the muscle tissue between skin and a bony prominence is thinnest. Examples include:
- Shoulder blades
- Ischium (sit bone)
Causes of Bed Sores
Bed sores will not develop unless the body’s skin is continuously exposed to pressure. Prolonged pressure on the bony prominences is often the result of nursing home neglect. Nursing home residents are often left lying or sitting for extended periods of time without being repositioned. This leads to skin deterioration and a wound is formed. How quickly the nursing home staff responds will often determine whether the wound can be healed.
Nursing Home Negligence
Any resident admitted to an Edison or Middlesex County-area nursing home is required under federal and state law to have their skin assessed for potential skin breakdown. If the resident is assessed at a high risk for a pressure wound development, the nursing staff is required to pay close attention. If this is not done, nursing home neglect has occurred and the nursing home can be held liable for their wrongful conduct.
If your loved one is at risk or has already developed a bed sore, contact nursing home bed sore attorney, Brian P. Murphy, and get your questions answered.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney
Brian P. Murphy is an experienced and well-regarded New Jersey nursing home abuse attorney who has successfully represented many elderly residents subjected to bed sores. Mr. Murphy handles cases throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. If you see signs of nursing home abuse, take action today. Contact nursing home abuse attorney, Brian P. Murphy.
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