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Abuse & Neglect Handled by Elizabeth Bed Sore Attorney
If you have a loved one in an Elizabeth or Union County nursing home, you need to know that he or she may be vulnerable to bed sore development. Bed sores , also known as pressure ulcers, are a serious concern in many Elizabeth nursing homes. If a bed sore is not properly care for it can create a serious health problem for your loved one and can even result in death. If your loved one has developed a bed sore, call Brian P. Murphy, Esq. immediately for a free consultation. Mr. Murphy focuses his practice on bed sore cases and handles cases in Elizabeth and Union County, NJ.
Bed Sores are Often Avoidable
Bed sores are a common occurrence at some Elizabeth and Union County-area nursing home facilities; however, with proper care, bed sores can be avoided. When nursing homes provide proper skin care and treatment bed sores are prevented.
Defining Bed Sores
Bed sores are wounds that develop because unrelieved pressure is 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 wound that often reaches the underlying bone. Bed sores develop on certain areas of the body including:
- Shoulder blades
- Ischium (sit bone)
Causes of Bed Sores
Bed sores will not develop unless the skin is continuously exposed to pressure. Prolonged pressure on the skin is often the result of a neglectful nursing home. Nursing home residents are sometimes left lying or sitting for extended periods of time without being repositioned. This leads to skin breakdown and a wound is formed. How quickly and effectively the nursing home staff responds will often determine whether the wound can be healed.
Nursing Home Negligence
Any resident admitted to an Elizabeth or Middlesex County-area nursing home is required under the law to have their skin assessed for potential breakdown. If the resident is determined to be at a high risk for a pressure wound development, the nursing home is required to pay very close attention to all skin issues. If this is not done, the nursing home can be held responsible for their wrongful conduct.
If your loved one has 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 attorney who has successfully represented many nursing home residents subjected to bed sores. Mr. Murphy handles cases throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. If you see signs of nursing home abuse, take action today. Contact nursing home abuse attorney, Brian P. Murphy.
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All legal matters are billed on a contingency fee basis. All New Jersey and Pennsylvania nursing home abuse cases are personally handled by Brian Murphy.
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