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When to Hire a Norristown Bed Sore Attorney
If a member of your family is in a Norristown or Montgomery County nursing home, you should know that your family member is at risk of bed sores. Bed sores, also known as pressure sores, are a very serious concern in many Norristown and Montgomery County nursing homes. Once a bed sore develops, if it is not cared for appropriately, it will develop into a serious medical problem.
Attorney Brian P. Murphy devotes his entire legal practice to nursing home abuse & neglect cases. Many of the lawsuits he files involve bed sores. Mr. Murphy handles cases throughout Norristown and Montgomery County, NJ. Call Brian P. Murphy, Esq. for a free consultation.
Norristown Bed Sore Attorney & Pressure Sores
Bed sores are pressure wounds. They come in four stages. Stage I bedsores appear as a reddened mark on the skin. It is a minor condition and is not usually painful. Stage I bed sores can easily been healed. Stage II wounds appear as a blister or slight abrasion. They too are not very serious conditions and, if treated appropriately, can be healed rather easily. A stage III wound is a serious medical condition. At this stage, the wound has deteriorated significantly. Underlying tissue is beginning to rot. This wound is significantly harder to heal. The final level of deterioration is a stage IV wound. At this point, the wound has grown deep. Often a stage IV will have exposed bone. Stage IV wounds are often infected and life-threatening. They are very difficult to heal.
Bed sores develop on certain areas of the body including:Ischium (sit bone)Heels
- Lower back
- Shoulder blades
What Causes Bed Sores
Bed sores develop when the skin is exposed to pressure. Pressure on the skin needs to be offloaded regularly. Regular turning and repositioning of nursing home residents achieves this. However, if the nursing staff is not timely turning and repositioning residents, bed sores develop.
When it comes to avoiding bed sores in Montgomery County, it is also important that nursing home residents receive proper nutrition, hydration and hygiene care. If these are not provided, it puts a nursing home resident at a higher risk of bed sore development. When a nursing home resident develops a bed sore because this care was not properly provided, that person is likely the victim of nursing home neglect. A qualified Norristown bed sore attorney, such as Brian P. Murphy, should be notified immediately.
Bed Sores are Often Avoidable
Bed sores are a common occurrence at some Norristown and Montgomery County nursing home facilities; however, with proper care, bed sores can be avoided. When Norristown and Montgomery County nursing homes provide proper skin care, bed sores are prevented.
Nursing Home Neglect
Any resident admitted to a Norristown or Montgomery County nursing home is required to have their skin assessed. If a nursing home resident is determined to be at risk of pressure ulcers, the Norristown facility is required to take action. If this is not done and a pressure wound develops, nursing home neglect has taken place.
If your loved one has developed a bed sore, contact Pennsylvania nursing home abuse attorney, Brian P. Murphy. He can help you hold the facility responsible.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney
Brian P. Murphy is an experienced and successful Pennsylvania nursing home abuse and neglect attorney. He commonly represents Pennsylvania nursing home residents subjected to pressure ulcers. If you see signs of nursing home abuse, take action; contact Brian P. Murphy for a free consultation.
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