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Jersey City Bed Sore Attorney
If you have a loved one in a Jersey City or Hudson 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 Jersey City and Hudson County-area nursing homes. If a bed sore is not effectively treated, it can develop into a serious health problem and may even result in death. Call Brian P. Murphy, Esq. for a free consultation. Mr. Murphy focuses his practice on bed sore cases and handles cases in Jersey City and throughout Hudson County, NJ.
What are Bed Sores
Bed sores are wounds that develop because of prolonged pressure placed on an individual’s skin. Bed sores have four different stages of development: Stage I through Stage IV. The wounds begin as small reddened marks and develop into large deep wounds that are often infected.
Bed sores develop on specific areas of the body including:
- Ischium (sit bone)
- Shoulder blades
- Lower back
What Causes Bed Sores
Bed sores develop because the skin is exposed to continuous pressure. Continuous pressure on the skin causes the skin to break down. Proper repositioning of an individual is necessary. It is also important to make certain the individual is receiving proper nutrition, hydration and hygiene care. When a resident develops a bed sore because these things have not been provided, that person has been subjected to nursing home neglect.
Bed Sores are Often Avoidable
Bed sores are a common occurrence at some Jersey City and Hudson County-area nursing home facilities; however, with proper care, bed sores can be avoided. When Jersey City nursing homes provide proper skin care, bed sores are preventable.
Nursing Home Neglect
Any resident admitted to a Jersey City or Hudson County-area nursing home is required to have their skin assessed for potential breakdown. If the resident is determined to be 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 sore develops, nursing home neglect has taken place.
If your loved one has developed a bed sore, contact nursing home abuse 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 attorney who has 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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