Stage IV Decubitus Ulcers (also known as Pressure Sores, or Bed sores) involve tissue necrosis and often require debridement and surgical repair or reconstruction with skin or muscle flaps. Most patients are either elderly or physically impaired (spinal cord injury, paralyzed, bedridden, etc…), which impedes self care. Complication rates after decubitus ulcer repair surgeries are relatively high and hospital stays tend to be very long compared with other types of surgery, in part because of the underlying conditions of the patients. This represents an enormous burden on patients, caregivers and society.
Decubitus Ulcers, Pressure Sores, or Bed Sores, can and will cause severe medical complications if not dealt with timely. Many times elders / dependent adults are found lying in their own feces, which feces contaminates the Decubitus Ulcer causing E-Coli infections. if these infections are not caught in their early stage, the infection will get into the elder / dependent adults bloodstream causing the blood to become Septic.
Osteomyelitis, an infection of the bone, can also arise if the Stage IV Decubitus Ulcer, Pressure Sore, Bed Sore are not medically taken care of, causing serious and possible debilitating issues.
Contact the Peck Law Group, APC toll free at 1-866-999-9085 should you or your loved one suffer from the complications of a Decubitus Ulcer, Pressure Sore or Bed Sore.
About the Author
Attorney Steven 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.