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Pressure Sores

Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys In New Jersey

Pressure sores, also known as bedsores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, are a frequent sign of neglect among nursing home residents. Pressure sores result when a bedridden patient is not turned often enough. Constantly lying in the same position leads to a breakdown of the skin and, eventually, to the formation of painful wounds to the skin and the tissue beneath. Bedsores can be life-threatening. Once they form, continued lack of care can quickly lead to infection and death.

There is no excuse for a patient in a nursing home to suffer from pressure sores. They are easy to prevent if nursing home staff members do their jobs properly. If your loved one is suffering from pressure sores, you should call one of our lawyers at Costello, Mains & Silverman, LLC, today. Call 866-944-3371 or contact us online to discuss your case in a confidential consultation.

The Most Vulnerable Patients

Bedsores occur only in patients who are largely or entirely confined to their beds. The sores form only when a patient is exposed to long periods of neglect. Patients should be turned multiple times per day to protect their skin and maintain proper circulation. Failure to do so represents a fundamental breakdown in proper procedure at a nursing home. Along with dehydration and malnutrition, bedsores are a sign that the most vulnerable patients are being exposed to deplorable conditions.

Contact Us For Legal Assistance

From our offices in Mount Laurel, NJ, our attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of New Jersey citizens. When profit or sheer laziness causes a person to suffer harm, we do our best to correct the situation. If you have a loved one who has suffered or is suffering from pressure sores in a nursing home, we can help. Call us or fill out our contact form to discuss your case with a passionate and caring nursing home abuse lawyer today.