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SCOTTSDALE, AZ, December 13, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers, can be a clear indication of nursing home abuse. If you notice nursing home bed sores on a loved one, contacting an experienced nursing home abuse and neglect attorney should be one of your first priorities. Your nursing home abuse lawyer can investigate your loved one's living conditions, identify any signs of mistreatment, and fight to restore dignity and justice for your family.
Identifying Bed Sores
Bed sores start out small, generally as little more than a red spot that may be textured differently or hotter to the touch than surrounding skin. However, if left untreated, bed sores can quickly become both painful and unmanageable.
Untreated bed sores may begin to look like a blister or abrasion, but internally they are doing significant damage to the dermis and epidermis. As bed sores advance, they can impact muscles, tendons, and even bone. Bed sores ignored for a long period of time may become covered in necrotic tissue and be completely untreatable.
The biggest tragedy with bed sores is that they are entirely avoidable. In fact, simply moving a resident who has been confined to bed every few hours is generally sufficient to prevent pressure from causing ulcers. However, when your loved one is in a nursing home that offers substandard care, bed sores may become an unavoidable part of their reality.
Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing home abuse and neglect are gross injustices. Your loved one deserves to be afforded a quality of care that ensures their comfort and safety at all times. Sadly, nursing home abuse is incredibly common and, even when you feel confident in your loved one's care facility, may be something you are forced to deal with.
When your loved one suffers abuse or neglect in their nursing home, they deserve justice. An experienced nursing home abuse lawyer can help your family during this difficult time and fight to see that your family gets the justice it deserves.
If you live in Arizona and suspect nursing home abuse has led to your loved one's bed sores, please visit the website of Cullan & Cullan M.D., J.D for more information on your rights at www.stopnursinghomeabuse.org.
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