If you have a loved one in a New Jersey nursing home facility, you should know that he or she may be vulnerable to bed sore development. Bed sores (a.k.a., pressure sores or pressure ulcers) are a serious concern in many New Jersey skilled nursing facilities. If not properly cared for, these wounds can be a very serious health problem and may even result in death.
Brian P. Murphy is an experienced New Jersey bed sore attorney. He has successfully represented many elderly residents who have suffered from bed sores. Mr. Murphy handles cases throughout the state of New Jersey. If your loved one has developed a bed sore, take immediate action and call Brian P. Murphy for a free consultation
Defining Bed Sores
Bed sores are wounds that develop because of continuous, unrelieved pressure on skin. They have four stages of development. Stage I is a reddening of the skin or a minor abrasion. Stage II is a more developed abrasion. By Stage III, the bed sore is developing depth by causing underlying tissue to rot. A Stage IV ulcer is a severe wound with depth that often reaches the underlying bone. These wounds develop on parts of the body where the layer of muscle tissue between skin and bone is the thinnest.
- Shoulder blades
- Lower back
Causes of Bed Sores
Bed sores do not develop unless the body’s skin is exposed to continuous pressure; that is why they are commonly known as pressure ulcers. At times, long-term care facility or nursing home residents are left lying or sitting for lengthy periods of time without being repositioned. When exposed to such pressure, the skin deteriorates and an ulcer is formed. Prolonged pressure on the skin is commonly the result of nursing home neglect.
Bed Sores Are Usually Avoidable
Bed sores are a common occurrence at some New Jersey nursing home facilities; however, with proper care, bed sores are also almost always avoidable. When New Jersey nursing homes provide proper assessments, monitoring, and care, in most cases these pressure ulcers can be prevented.
Nursing Home Negligence
Any resident admitted to a New Jersey nursing home is required under federal and state laws to have their skin assessed for potential skin breakdown. If the nursing home resident is assessed as a high risk for developing a bed sore, the nursing staff is required to pay very close attention to the issue. If close attention is not paid, nursing home neglect has occurred, and the nursing home can be held legally liable.
If your loved one is at risk or has already developed a bed sore, contact New Jersey Bed Sore Attorney Brian P. Murphy, and get your questions answered.
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Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
Brian P. Murphy, Nursing Home Malpractice Attorney
Since 2006, attorney Brian P. Murphy has devoted his legal career to fighting for the rights of elderly and vulnerable nursing home residents. Mr. Murphy has litigated many cases of nursing home abuse and/or neglect. Mr. Murphy knows precisely where to look and with whom to speak to make sure your loved one gets the care he or she deserves.
Common Causes of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
In New Jersey, many nursing homes are for-profit entities. Some business owners are more interested in the bottom line than providing proper care to their nursing home residents. As a result, staffing levels at these nursing homes are kept at dangerously low levels which oftentimes leads to neglect and/or abuse.
New Jersey Assisted Living Facilities and Hospitals
Attorney, Brian P. Murphy, investigates claims of neglect and abuse in New Jersey hospitals and assisted living facilities, too. If you suspect you or your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect at a New Jersey area hospital or assisted living facility, contact Attorney Murphy for a free consultation.
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Brian P. Murphy is an experienced and well-regarded New Jersey and Pennsylvania nursing home abuse attorney. He has successfully represented many elderly nursing home residents subjected to abuse and neglect. Mr. Murphy handles cases throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. If you see signs of nursing home abuse or neglect, take immediate action today. Contact nursing home abuse attorney, Brian P. Murphy, to discuss your potential legal matter.
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