Scranton Bed Sore Attorney

Bed Sores · Falls · Medication Errors · Wrongful Death

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Elder Abuse & Nursing Home Neglect

 

The Need for a Scranton 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. A bed sore, also known as pressure sores, is 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.

 

Most Bed Sores Are Avoidable

Bed sores occur far too frequently at Scranton and Lackawanna County nursing homes. When nursing home residents are provided proper care and treatment, bed sores are, in most cases, entirely avoidable.

 

Defining Bed Sores

Bed sores are wounds that develop as a result of unrelieved pressure. Bed sores commonly develop on areas of the body where there is a bony prominence. Examples include:

  • Sacrum
  • Sit bone (Ischium)
  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Elbows
  • Heels
  • Shoulder blades

Bed sores come in four stages. The wounds begin as a small reddened area (stage I)but, if neglected, they can quickly deteriorate to a large gaping wound that can be life-threatening (stage IV).

 

Causes of Bed Sores

Bed sores will only develop when the body is exposed to continuous, unrelieved pressure. Bed sores do not develop unless there is pressure. The pressure that creates a pressure wound often occurs when a person is left lying or sitting for too long without being turned or repositioned. When the body is exposed this type of continuous pressure, the skin begins to breakdown and a bed sore forms.

 

Nursing Homes Negligence

Residents admitted to a Scranton or Lackawanna County nursing home are required under federal and state laws to have their skin examined shortly after admission. If the staff determines that the nursing home resident is at risk for pressure ulcers, the staff is required to follow certain protocol. If the protocol is not followed, the nursing home has failed to take proper care of the resident and neglect has occurred. The wrongdoing nursing home can be held liable for their conduct.

If your loved one has developed a bed sore, contact Brian P. Murphy, Esq. and allow him to help you make certain the facility is held accountable.

 

An Experienced Scranton Bed Sore Attorney

Brian P. Murphy, Esq. is an experienced and successful nursing home lawyer. He has represented many abused and neglected nursing home residents. Mr. Murphy handles cases throughout Scranton and Lackawanna County.

If you have witnessed nursing home abuse or neglect, take action. Contact nursing home lawyer Brian P. Murphy for a free, confidential, one-on-one consultation.

See what Mr. Murphy’s previous clients have said about his representation on his testimonial page.

All legal matters are handled on a contingency fee basis.

* Nothing on this website is to be construed as attorney advice or otherwise creating an attorney-client relationship.