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Virginia Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Talks About Bed Sores

Sandra Rohrstaff
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Virginia Child Injury and Elder Abuse Attorney

http://www.rohrstafflaw.com/ Pressure sores, also known as bed sores, are incredibly dangerous and painful. Yet, they are completely preventable. In fact, Medicare, which pays for a lot of nursing home care, has declared pressure sores as "a non-event," meaning they should never happen.

It is important that you find out what preventable measures the nursing home has in place to prevent pressure sores. You also need to find out how the nursing home treats bed sores once they have formed.

Pressure sores are serious. They can develop very quickly and diminish the blood circulation. There are very stages of pressure sores, with one of the worst reaching all the way to the bone. Surgery is sometimes required for very serious pressure sores.

Make sure that you understand pressure sores and the preventative care that will be provided at the nursing home facility. If you discover that your loved one has developed a pressure sore and is suffering as a result, you may be able to hold the nursing home liable.

For more information, contact an experienced Alexandria nursing home abuse attorney at the Rohrstaff Law Firm by calling 703-260-6070. We will be more than happy to answer your questions. http://www.rohrstafflaw.com/practice_areas/elder-neglect.cfm