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Hamilton Bed Sore Attorney
If you have a loved one in a Hamilton or Mercer County-area nursing home, you need to know that your loved one may be vulnerable to bed sore development. Bed sores, also known as pressure sores, are a very serious concern in many Hamilton and Mercer County-area nursing homes. If a bed sore is not properly treated, it can develop into a serious health problem and may even lead to death. Call Brian P. Murphy, Esq. today for a free consultation. Mr. Murphy focuses his practice on bed sore cases and handles cases in Hamilton and throughout Mercer County, NJ.
What are Bed Sores
Bed sores are pressure wounds that develop due to prolonged pressure placed on an individual’s skin. Bed sores have four stages of development: Stage I through Stage IV. The pressure wounds begin as small redden marks and can develop into large deep, life-threatening wounds.
Bed sores develop on particular areas of the body including:
- Ischium (sit bone)
- Shoulder blades
- Lower back
What Causes Bed Sores
Bed sores develop because of continuous pressure placed on the skin. This continuous pressure causes the skin to break down. It is essential that a person at risk of developing a pressure ulcer be repositioned regularly. It is also very important that the individual receives proper nutrition, hydration and hygiene care. When a resident develops a bed sore because these things have not been provided, nursing home neglect has occurred.
Bed Sores are Often Avoidable
Bed sores are a common occurrence at some Hamilton and Mercer County-area nursing home facilities; however, with proper care, bed sores can be avoided. When Hamilton nursing homes provide proper skin care bed sores are preventable.
Nursing Home Neglect
Any resident admitted to a Hamilton or Mercer County-area nursing home is required to have their skin assessed for potential breakdown. If it is determined the resident is at risk for a pressure sore, the nursing home must pay close attention to all skin issues. If this is not done and a pressure wound develops, nursing home neglect has occurred.
If your loved one has developed a bed sore, contact nursing home attorney, Brian P. Murphy, and get your questions answered.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney
Brian P. Murphy is an experienced and successful NJ nursing home abuse and neglect attorney. He has represented many New Jersey 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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