Nursing Home Bedsores
Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer in Philadelphia, PA
- “Pressure sores are graphic, ugly, smelly evidence of health care providers’ failure to take good enough care of the elderly.”
- Bedsores are caused by a combination of several well-known and understood factors: Immobility, moisture, poor nutrition, limited sensory perception, and friction and shear. The easiest of these risk factors for family members to identify are immobility, moisture, usually from urine or feces, and inadequate nutrition.
- Bedsores are described using a staging system from I to IV with IV being the most serious.
- Wounds can cause infection of the blood, tissue and bone which cause the body to fail and can result in death.