Nursing Home Bed Sores Lawyer in Philadelphia, PA
- “Pressure sores are graphic, ugly, smelly evidence of health care providers’ failure to take good enough care of the elderly.”
- Bed sores 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.
- Bed sores 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.