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Blacks and Hispanics Are More Likely To Suffer From Bed Sores, Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers

Among nursing home residents, Blacks and Hispanics were more likely to suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. indicates Peck Law Group Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer Steven Peck. Nursing homes can help to prevent or heal pressure sores, bed sores and decubitus ulcers by keeping residents clean and dry and by changing their position frequently or helping them move around.

Nursing Home and Long Term Care Facilities also must prevent the bed sores, pressure sores also known as decubitus ulcers from forming due to neglect which failures cause infections and fatal bone diseases such as osteomylitis.

Blacks and Asians were less likely than whites to have a usual primary care provider. The percentage of people with a usual primary care provider also was significantly lower for Hispanics than for non-Hispanic whites. Low-income and middle-income people were significantly less likely than high-income people to have a usual primary care provider.

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Attorney Adam Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.

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