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Lakewood Bed Sore Attorney
If you have a loved one in a Lakewood or Ocean 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 serious concern in many Lakewood and Ocean County-area nursing homes. If a bed sore is not timely and effectively treated, it can develop into a serious health issue and may even result in death. Call attorney Brian P. Murphy for a free consultation. Mr. Murphy focuses his practice on bed sore cases and other types of nursing home neglect in Lakewood and throughout Ocean County, NJ.
What are Bed Sores
Prolonged pressure placed on an individual’s skin is the root cause of a bed sore. Bed sores have four (4) stages of development: Stage I through Stage IV. A pressure wound begins as small red mark and can develop into a large deep wound if neglected.
Bed sores develop on specific areas of the body including:
- Shoulder blades
- Lower back
- Ischium (sit bone)
What Causes Bed Sores
Bed sores develop because the skin is subjected to continuous pressure. Continuous pressure on the skin causes the skin to break down and a wound forms. Proper turning and repositioning of an individual is necessary. It is also important to make certain the individual is receiving adequate nutrition, hydration and proper hygiene care. When a resident develops a pressure sore because this care has not been provided, that person has been subjected to nursing home neglect.
Bed Sores are Often Avoidable
Pressure sores are a common occurrence at certain Lakewood and Ocean County-area nursing home facilities; however, when proper standards of care are provided, bed sores are almost entirely avoidable. When Lakewood and Ocean County nursing homes provide proper skin care bed sores are prevented.
Nursing Home Neglect
Any resident admitted to a Lakewood or Ocean 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 ulcer, the nursing facility must pay close attention to all skin issues. If this is not done and a pressure sore develops, it is the result of nursing home neglect .
If your loved one has developed a bed sore, contact nursing home abuse attorney, Brian P. Murphy.
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 contact Brian P. Murphy for a free consultation.
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