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When to Hire a Reading Bed Sore Attorney
If you have a family member in a Reading or Berks County area nursing home, you should know that he or she may be at risk of developing a bed sore. Bed sores, also known as pressure sores or pressure ulcers, are a potentially serious medical condition that, if left untreated, can lead to far more serious conditions such as bone infection, sepsis, amputations and death. Bed sores are usually an indication of nursing home neglect.
Brian P. Murphy, Esq. focuses his practice on cases involving nursing home neglect. Many of his legal actions involve bed sores. Call Mr. Murphy for a free consultation. Mr. Murphy handles cases throughout Reading and Berks County, PA.
Reading Bed Sore Attorney Defines Pressure Ulcers
Bed sores (aka pressure ulcers) are wounds caused by pressure. Bed sores occur far too often at Reading and Berks County area nursing homes. When proper care and treatment is provided, bed sores are, in most cases, entirely avoidable. They commonly develop on areas of the body where there is a bony prominence. Examples include:
- Ischium (sit bone)
- Shoulder blades
Bedsores come in four stages of development. They begin as a small reddened area on the skin but if neglected they have the potential to develop into a large gaping wound that can be life-threatening.
Causes of Bed Sores
Bedsores will only develop when the body is exposed to unrelieved pressure. The pressure that creates a wound often comes about when a person is left lying or sitting for too long without being repositioned. When the body is exposed to continuous pressure, the skin begins to breakdown and a pressure wound will forms.
Nursing Homes Negligence
Residents admitted to a Reading or Berks County nursing home are required under federal and state law to have their skin promptly examined when admitted to the nursing home. If it is determined that the nursing home resident is at risk for skin ulcers, the staff is required to follow certain protocol. If this protocol is not followed, the nursing home has neglected the resident and can be held liable for their wrongful conduct.
If your loved one has developed a bed sore, contact Brian P. Murphy, Esq. and allow him to help you hold the facility accountable.
An Experienced Reading Bed Sore Attorney
Brian P. Murphy, Esq. is an experienced and successful nursing home abuse attorney. He has successfully represented many abused and neglected nursing home residents. Mr. Murphy handles cases throughout Reading and Berks County.
See what Mr. Murphy’s former clients have to say about his representation on his testimonial page.
All legal matters are handled on a contingency fee basis.
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