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New Jersey Bed Sore Injury Lawyers

Experienced Pressure Ulcer Injury Attorneys in Highland Park, NJ, Hold Nursing Homes Accountable for Neglecting Residents in Mercer County, Middlesex County, Somerset County, and Throughout New Jersey

Ever since you discovered the bed sore on your loved one’s skin while visiting them in the nursing home, you’ve been worried. The pressure ulcer could be a sign of neglect, and you may need to bring in experienced New Jersey bed sore injury lawyers to advocate for your family member.

Bed sores don’t just look painful. If not cared for appropriately, these ulcers can lead to serious and even life-threatening complications. It’s difficult to trust that the nursing home that allowed the bed sore to develop in the first place will treat the ulcer properly to prevent it from getting worse.

The pressure ulcer attorneys at the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr assist nursing home residents and their families all over New Jersey. We can investigate the possibility of neglect in your loved one’s nursing home and potentially pursue financial compensation on your family’s behalf.

For a free, confidential consultation, contact us today.

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Can You Sue for Bed Sores in New Jersey Nursing Homes?

Bed sores in nursing home residents often, although not always, reflect a failure to provide appropriate care. If further investigation reveals neglect in the treatment that nursing home personnel provide residents or the procedures personnel are instructed to follow, you may have grounds for pursuing a nursing home abuse lawsuit.

Regular repositioning is part of the standard of care for bed-bound patients specifically because these actions can help prevent bed sores. Pressure ulcers are much less common among nursing home residents who are repositioned routinely than among those who may be left in one position for many hours at a time. If you’re thinking about suing a nursing home over bed sores or wondering whether the quality of care your loved one is receiving is appropriate, your first step should be to consult our knowledgeable pressure ulcer injury attorneys in Highland Park, NJ.

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Areas Our New Jersey Bed Sore Injury Lawyers Serve

From our office location on Raritan Avenue in Highland Park, our bed sore lawyers serve residents of nursing homes across New Jersey, including:

There are more than 350 nursing homes in New Jersey, including 58 in Mercer County, Middlesex County, and Somerset County alone. Only about one in five nursing homes in these three NJ counties has a five-star rating under the Federal Five-Star Quality Rating System, according to current data from the New Jersey Department of Health, while nearly 40% of nursing homes in this area have one-star or two-star ratings.

If your gut instinct is telling you something may be wrong at the nursing home where your loved one has suffered bed sores, it can’t hurt to get a professional’s opinion during a free consultation.

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Bed Sores as a Sign of Neglect in NJ Nursing Homes

Bed sores are also known as pressure ulcers because pressure against the skin due to prolonged sitting or lying in one place is what causes damage to the skin and tissues. Pressure ulcers are predictable consequences of neglect in nursing homes.

A facility that provides care to patients who are bedbound, wheelchair-bound, or have compromised mobility should have procedures in place to prevent bed sores. Examples of the practices nursing homes should put in place to prevent their residents from developing bed sores include:

  • Regular repositioning of the resident to minimize pressure on any body part for an extended period of time
  • Routine checking for skin irritations that could progress to bed sores
  • The use of soft pillows, foam pads, and pressure-relieving mattresses where appropriate
  • Giving patients who require mobility assistance an opportunity to stand, walk, or get other physical exercise as their health allows

Failing to take steps to prevent bed sores may constitute neglect on the part of the nursing home.

Other forms of neglect besides the failure to reposition residents can also contribute to pressure ulcers in nursing homes. The more vulnerable a person’s skin is to injury, the greater the risk of developing bed sores. Nursing home residents’ skin may be more susceptible to damage and infection if their caretakers are neglecting their personal hygiene or failing to promptly clean up patients who are incontinent. Failing to keep residents clean and dry may also constitute nursing home neglect.

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Don’t let the nursing home staff downplay the severity of pressure ulcers. Without proper treatment, bed sores can become progressively worse and expose the nursing home resident to risks of serious complications. If you have reason to suspect your loved one has been neglected in a nursing home, it’s time to bring in our New Jersey bed sore injury lawyers.

For help from lawyers who sue for bed sores in Highland Park, NJ, contact the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr online or call 732-537-8570 today. The consultation is completely free, and there’s no upfront cost to move forward with a nursing home neglect claim.

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