Pressure sores are painful wounds caused by prolonged pressure on soft tissue such as skin, muscle, fascia, tendon, ligament, bone, cartilage, or other tissues. These wounds may occur anywhere on the body where there is constant pressure among people who spend long periods lying down, especially those who are bedridden.
The Braden Scale helps identify patients at risk for developing pressure wounds. Failure to use the scale for predicting pressure-related discomfort could result in preventable skin cracks and open sores.
Did you or a loved one suffer severe skin breakdown and develop preventable decubitus ulcers? Did the nursing home fail to perform a pressure ulcer risk assessment that led to your bedsores? The personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC can help hold the nursing home and medical team accountable.