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What are bed sores and pressure ulcers?

San Diego personal injury attorney Joel R. Bryant explains what bed sores/pressure ulcers are and under what conditions they happen.

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the
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pressure ulcers again also known as bed
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sores or decubitus ulcers
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are a very serious problem and can
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become life-threatening
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because if an elder has this big hole
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in their body it’s very prone to
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infection
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and when the infection spreads to the
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bloodstream
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it’s known as sepsis and sepsis
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can cause death of the elder
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because the degree of of infection is so
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bad that it overwhelms
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the elders system so in many of our
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nursing home neglect cases
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we find not only very serious pressure
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ulcers oftentimes down to the bone
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but then that is followed by sepsis
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and death very typical in these cases
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and that’s why it’s so important
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for a nursing home to prevent bed sores
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and pressure ulcers
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from occurring with an elder

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