Bed Sore Lawyers Know The Causes of Pressure Sores

Pressure which prevents adequate blood from reaching the skin and the tissues beneath may cause bedsores. There are many factors that may lead to pressure sores and people should be on the look out in order to prevent problems before they become serious. Bed sore lawyers believe that three primary factors contribute to bedsores: Sustained pressure Friction Shear Sustained Pressure, Friction, and Shear are the 3 Primary Contributors to Bedsores Sustained pressure occurs when the skin and tissue are compacted between the bone and an outer surface. Surfaces such as beds and wheel chairs are the most common. The pressure may over … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Report on New Laws to End Elder Abuse

Nursing home abuse has become such a wide spread problem that some states are looking to crack down on offenders. Citing an increase in abuse of the elderly and vulnerable, some state lawmakers have advocated for adding persons convicted of elder abuse to a registry of offenders similar to the registry of sex offenders. While this new law would not increase penalties or make any new conduct criminal, it could go a long way in deterring and preventing future incidents of nursing home abuse and neglect. Unfortunately, most states do not have such laws in place and it appears that nursing home abuse is still on the rise. That is why it is … [Read more...]

Get Legal Representation: Nursing Home Abuse Still Widespread

Despite continued efforts by nursing home abuse lawyers and various governmental agencies, recent studies have shown that in some northeastern states, as many as one in seven people above the age of sixty have been subject to some form of elder abuse. In some states, as many as over 250,000 senior citizens suffer from incidents of elder abuse in any given year. These statistics are a sobering reminder for anybody who has a loved one currently receiving care in a nursing home facility. How Do I Know if My Loved One Has Suffered From Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect? First of, if you have any concerns, consult with an experienced attorney as … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers With Twelfth Tip for Bedsore Prevention

As indicated in some of our previous nursing home abuse posts, the prevention and treatment of bed sores can begin with some very simple steps. This is particularly important for the nursing home patient that may have decreased mental awareness for a variety of reasons. Often, these patients are the ones that become victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. Daily plans and charts are particularly useful when dealing with nursing home patients who have a decreased mental awareness. Tip # 12 to Prevent Nursing Home Abuse It is particularly important for loved ones to carefully monitor the staffing of nursing home patients with … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Offer Tips to Prevent Bedsores

As a New Jersey and Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawfirm, we have frequently posted on many topics involving nursing home abuse and, in particular, pressure ulcers and bed sores. In this next series of posts, we will provide nursing home patients and their families with tips that may help prevent pressure ulcers and bedsores from ever developing in the first place. The old adage, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," is not an exaggeration when it comes to the prevention of nursing home abuse in the form of pressure ulcers and bedsores. Tip #1 for Avoiding Bedsores Tip 1: Make sure the nursing home has properly … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Advocate for Bedsore Victims

As a New Jersey and Philadelphia nursing home abuse attorney who represents clients with bedsores and pressure ulcers, I always advocate that patients and family members should be their own patient advocate. Certainly, if there is a nurse or another family member with medical training, those persons would be the most qualified to keep tabs on the nursing home, monitor for any nursing home abuse, and, if a pressure ulcer or bedsore develops, bring their medical expertise to insist that the nursing home or assisted living facility takes proper medical steps to treat the bedsore or pressure ulcer. Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Say "PUSH" … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse – Stage III Bedsores

This post is the third in a series of posts dealing with the most common form of nursing home abuse – the development of pressure ulcers and bedsores. In our previous two posts, we discussed the nursing home abuse that can lead to a Stage I bedsore followed by a Stage II bedsore. Hopefully, that nursing home abuse information was helpful to any person or family who has had a loved one suffer from a pressure ulcer or a bedsore caused by nursing home neglect. Sadly, Stage I and Stage II ulcers are not the most common types of nursing home abuse cases we handle as a New Jersey and Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawfirm. We typically deal … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse: Stage II Bedsores

As a New Jersey and Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawfirm, we think it is important to advocate for people and families who have suffered from horrible bedsores and pressure ulcers caused by nursing home abuse. In a previous post, we reviewed the bedsore and pressure ulcer classification scale which has been established by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). We also reviewed for you the first stage in the evolution of a pressure ulcer – stage I. In this post, we will cover the secondary evolution of a pressure ulcer or a bedsore - stage II. Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Protect Bedsore Victims Hopefully, a Stage I bedsore can … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse – Bedsores (Stage 1)

As a New Jersey and Philadelphia nursing home abuse firm, we represent people and families who have had loved-ones suffer from horrible pressure ulcers and bedsores caused by nursing home neglect. Many times, our nursing home abuse clients tell us that the bedsore at issue has been classified as a Stage I, Stage II, Stage III or Stage IV bedsore. Although our nursing home abuse clients have this information, they often ask us what the difference is between a Stage I and a Stage IV bed sore or pressure ulcer. This nursing home abuse blog post, as well as the three that follow, will help nursing home abuse victims understand how bedsores and … [Read more...]

Arbitration Clauses Allow for Continued Nursing Home Abuse

Congress is considering the Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2009, which would invalidate mandatory arbitration agreements in nursing homes. This is an important law that needs to be passed in order to advance in the fight against nursing home abuse. Nursing homes make you sign a mandatory arbitration agreement when they accept your loved one for admission. Initially, nursing homes win you over with their promises of good, attentive, compassionate, and empathetic care. The last thing you are thinking about at that time is a nursing home abuse lawsuit. If, however, your family does find itself in the midst of injuries suffered … [Read more...]