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Checking for Bed Sores

Checking for Bed Sores

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Going to a nursing home abuse lawyer in the Newburgh area is an excellent option if you have discovered neglect or abuse of your loved one in his or her nursing home. However, the better outcome is to stop abuse or neglect early or even prevent it from happening in the first place.

If prevention is the key to keeping your loved one healthy, then vigilance is the key to prevention. You should make frequent visits to your loved one, ask a lot of questions and get to know the staff and residents. But you should also check your loved one for bed sores.

A bed sore (really a pressure sore) results when constant pressure to a certain area of the body cuts off blood flow to the area. This eventually results in a skin break down and an open sore.

By checking for bed sores on your loved one you’ll be able to see if he or she has been left lying in bed for a dangerously extended period of time. This is one of the prime examples of negligence our nursing home abuse lawyers see.

Should you find bed sores, document them extensively, using time-stamped photographs. Then speak to our nursing home abuse lawyer about the situation. Bed sores are clear, if tragic, evidence of neglect and will be vital in validating your claim.

If you need a nursing home abuse lawyer in the Newburgh, New York area, please contact Charles N. Rock, P.L.L.C for a free initial consultation.
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