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Pressure Ulcers, Bed Sores and Decubitus Ulcers Come At An Annual Cost of $11 Billion because of Elder Abuse and Neglect

Uninterrupted pressure exerted on the skin, soft tissue, muscle, and bone can lead to the development of localized ischemia, tissue inflammation, tissue anoxia, and necrosis. Pressure […]


Prevention of Bed Sores | Elder Abuse Attorney Steven Peck

Bed sores are much easier to prevent than treat. We must be vigilant, inspecting skin regularly, especially skin covering bony areas. If it is swollen, torn, […]


Hospitalized Patients With Bed Sores, Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers Is Increasing At An Alarming Rate Says Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer Steven Peck

The number of hospital patients with pressure sores, also called decubitus ulcers or bed sores, rose from 480,000 cases in 2007 to 655,000 cases in 2010 […]


What Are Bed Sores, Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers says Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer Steven Peck

What are pressure sores? Pressure sores, Bed Sores and Decubitus Ulcers are areas of injured skin and tissue. They are usually caused by sitting or lying […]


The Treatment of Pressure Sores, Bed Sores and Decubitus Ulcers Is More Difficult Than Prevention says Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer Steven Peck

Treating a pressure sore is much more difficult than preventing one. The main goals of treatment are to relieve pressure on the sores, keep them clean […]


Appropriate Documentation In Hospitals and Long Term Care Facilities May Determine Ultimate Legal Responsibility says California Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer Steven Peck

Appropriate documentation should always be performed on admission to nursing homes and all long term care medical facilities. This shall prevent clinicians from being held responsible […]


The Different Stages of Decubitus Ulcers also known as Pressure Sores and Bed Sores

If the skin is intact or appears red on a person whose skin color is lighter, then the person’s condition falls under stage I of pressure […]


Prevention Is the Key To Halt the Development of Bed Sores, Pressure Sores also known as Decubitus Ulcers

Preventative Measures for Bedsores The best preventative measures for bed sores are to use positioning techniques, clean linens, and repositioning. Positioning techniques include using pillows or […]


People With Spinal Cord Personal Injury Can Easily Develop and Die From Infected Bed Sores, Pressure Ulcers also known as Decubitus Ulcers

Spinal Cord Injury Victims are at Greater Risk of Bed Sores About 11,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries every year in the USA, and more than […]


Pressure Ulcers, Bed Sores also known as Decubitus Ulcers Are Caused By Unrelieved Pressure

Pressure ulcers — better known as bedsores and decubitus ulcers — are lesions on the skin that are caused by unrelieved pressure resulting in tissue damage. […]



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