If you or your loved one has become bedridden due to illness or infirmity, it is important to take steps to prevent bedsores/pressure ulcers, which are areas of broken down skin caused by pressure of lying in one spot too long without moving. Bedsores can cause severe pain and are prone to become infected. In extreme cases, the infection spreads from the skin to the blood, and the bone.
According to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel bedsores can be classified in the following manner:
Treating bedsores can be difficult, which is why prevention is so important. Whether your loved one is at home, or in a nursing home or hospital, here are some tips to take to prevent problems before they start:
To read more about prevention of bedsores from the Mayo Clinic, click here: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bedsores/DS00570/DSECTION=prevention
Can the attorneys at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. help you with a bedsore medical malpractice claim?
If you or your loved one developed a pressure ulcer or bedsore due to the negligence of nursing home staff , hospital staff, or a caretaker, contact our Jacksonville, FL bedsore/ pressure ulcer attorneys immediately. At Edwards & Ragatz, we specialize in personal injury, medical malpractice and nursing home negligence. We have the experience and knowledge needed to bring you justice, and ensure that this same mistreatment doesn’t happen again to someone else. Contact us at (904)399-1609 or 1(800) 366-1609