Take Photographs of Bed Sores/Pressure Sores/Decubitus Ulcers

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Elderly nursing home patients may be at risk for developing bedsores (also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers).  Decubitus ulcers are bed sores caused by unrelieved pressure on the skin from lying or sitting in the same position too long and are associated with pain and can be deadly.   As these bedsores deteriorate and progress to stage 3 (appear as a deep crater) and to stage 4 (involve full-thickness skin loss exposing bone or muscle), they become gruesome images for family members and loved ones to view.   

In nursing home neglect/wrongful death cases involving pressure ulcers, however, graphic photographs of these wounds are powerful evidence, and nursing home defendants and their lawyers will factor such photographs into their evaluation of claims.  If a family member or loved one has developed wounds/pressure sores/decubitus ulcers, it is therefore advisable to take photographs of the condition and to be able to state the dates of the photographs.

As the saying goes, a picture really is worth a thousand words.

Please feel free to contact the nursing home neglect attorneys at Dever & Feldstein, LLC at (888) 825-9119 for a free consultation if you believe that a family member or loved one has sustained serious injury or wrongful death as a result of bed sores/pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers.

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