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Reasons to Hire a Paterson Bed Sore Attorney
If you have a loved one in a Paterson or Passaic County nursing home, you should know that your loved one is at risk of bed sores. Bed sores, also known as pressure sores, are a very serious concern in many Paterson and Passaic County nursing homes. Once a bed sore develops, if it is not properly treated, it can develop into a serious health problem and may even lead to death.
Call Brian P. Murphy, Esq. for a free consultation. Mr. Murphy devotes his practice to nursing home neglect lawsuits and handles many bed sore cases. Mr. Murphy handles cases throughout Passaic County, NJ.
What are Bed Sores
Bed sores are wounds caused by unrelieved pressure. When a resident is left sitting or lying in one position for too long a pressure sore will develop.Bed sores begin as small red area and without proper attention and care develop into large deep wounds.
Bed sores typically develop on specific areas of the body including:
- Ischium (sit bone)
- Lower back
- Shoulder blades
What Causes Bed Sores
Bed sores develop when the skin is exposed to continuous pressure. This pressure on the skin causes the skin to break down and a wound is formed. Proper turning and repositioning of a nursing home resident to “off-load” the pressure is necessary.
When it comes to bed sore development, it is also very important to make sure the individual is receiving proper nutrition, hydration and hygiene care. When a resident develops a bed sore because repositioning is not provided and/or nutrition, hydration or hygiene has been neglected, that person is likely the victim of nursing home neglect.
Bed Sores are Often Avoidable
Bed sores are a common occurrence at some Paterson and Passaic County nursing home facilities; however, with proper care, bed sores can most often be avoided. When Paterson and Passaic County nursing homes provide proper skin care, bed sores are prevented.
Nursing Home Neglect
Any resident admitted to a Paterson or Passaic 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 of developing a pressure sore, the nursing facility is required under the law to 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 New Jersey nursing home abuse attorney, Brian P. Murphy, and allow him to help you hold the facility responsible.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney
Brian P. Murphy is an experienced and successful New Jersey 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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