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Hackensack Bed Sore Attorney
If you have a loved one in a Hackensack or Bergen County nursing home, you need to know that he or she may be vulnerable to bed sore development. Bed sores , also known as pressure sores and decubitus ulcers, are a very serious concern in many Hackensack-area nursing homes. If a bed sore is not properly treated it will become 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. for a free consultation. Mr. Murphy focuses his practice on bed sore cases and handles cases in Hackensack and throughout Bergen County, NJ.
Bed Sores are Often Avoidable
Bed sores are a common occurrence at some Hackensack and Bergen 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 almost always prevented.
What are Bed Sores
Bed sores are wounds that develop because there has been continuous pressure placed on the skin. Bed sores come in four stages. A stage I bed sore is a minor abrasion. A stage II pressure ulcer is a worsening abrasion. A stage III bed sore is a serious wound with rotting tissue. By stage IV the pressure ulcer is often infected. By this time, the wound has “tunneled” and is very deep wound often exposing underlying bone. Bed sores develop on certain areas of the body including:
- Ischium (sit bone)
- Shoulder blades
- Lower back
Causes of Bed Sores
Bed sores will not develop unless the skin is exposed to pressure. Prolonged pressure on the skin is often the result of a neglect. Nursing home residents are sometimes left lying or sitting in the same position for hours at a time. This can lead to skin breakdown. How effectively the nursing home staff responds will determine whether the wound can be healed.
Nursing Home Negligence
Any resident admitted to a Hackensack or Bergen County-area nursing home is required 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 must pay close attention to all skin issues. If this is not done a pressure ulcer develops, the nursing home can be held responsible.
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 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 Brian P. Murphy for a free consultation.
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