Our professionals handles bed sore cases of varying degrees throughout the New Jersey and Philadelphia region. In the previous two blog posts within this series, we have discussed stage I and stage II bed sores. Unfortunately, most cases that we are involved in typically involve Stage III and Stage IV bed sores, the most serious and dangerous types. Again, it is unfortunate to see our clients and families ailing from such an easily preventable, yet painful, and deadly condition.
What is a Stage III Bed Sore?
Stage III bed sores are incredibly serious and need immediate attention, as healing bed sores that progress past Stage II is extremely difficult. A stage III bed sore will display skin loss involving damage or death to the subcutaneous tissue that may extend to the connective tissue. The wound will look like a deep crater which is black around its edges. Subcutaneous fat may be visible, but bone, tendon, or muscle is not. There may be tunneling and undermining in the skin.
If you have seen a Stage III bed sore, it is very sad and disturbing. It is disturbing for a number of reasons. First, the wound itself is almost unimaginable, especially considering the time it takes for a pressure sore to progress to this level. They are disturbing because often, they are accompanied with a foul odor. These sores are 100% preventable and their occurrence should never be of issue. Negligence is the only factor to be considered when dealing with the cause of a bed sore.
Bed Sores Lawyers of New Jersey and Philadelphia
At this point, if your loved one has a Stage III bed sore, recovery is certainly going to be more difficult. The wound has progressed into a stage where healing is less likely. Also, it is almost certain that neglect or abuse has played a part in the development of the wound. No one should have to endure this type of pain. Contact the Mininno Law office at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia for a free case evaluation and consultation today. You deserve to be compensated and the parties responsible for your injury should be held responsible.