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Hiring a Mercer County Bed Sore Attorney
If you have a loved one in a Mercer County nursing home, you need to know that your loved one may be vulnerable to bed sores. Bed sores, also known as pressure sores, are a very serious concern in many Mercer County nursing homes. Once a bed sore develops, if a it is not effectively treated, it can develop into a serious health problem and may even cause in death.
Call Brian P. Murphy, Esq. for a free consultation. Mr. Murphy focuses his practice on bed sore cases and handles cases in Mercer County, NJ.
What are Bed Sores
Bed sores are wounds caused by pressure. When a resident is left too long sitting or lying in one position a pressure sore develops. Bed sores have different stages of development: Stage I through Stage IV. Bed sores begin as small red area and develop into large deep wounds.
Bed sores typically 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, unrelieved pressure. This pressure on the skin causes the skin to break down. Proper turning and repositioning of a nursing home resident is necessary. When it comes to bed sore development, 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 the victim of nursing home neglect.
Bed Sores are Often Avoidable
Bed sores are a common occurrence at some Mercer County nursing home facilities; however, with proper care, bed sores can often be avoided. When Mercer County nursing homes provide proper skin care, bed sores are prevented.
Nursing Home Neglect
Any resident admitted to a Mercer County-area nursing home is required to have their skin assessed for potential breakdown. If the nursing home resident is determined to be at risk for a pressure sore, the nursing facility 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 allow him to help you determine if the nursing home has been negligent.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney
Brian P. Murphy is an experienced and successful NJ nursing home abuse 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. Contact Brian P. Murphy for a free consultation.
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