Our nursing home neglect lawyers in Michigan specialize in cases for hospital patients and nursing home residents who suffer bed sore wounds and pressure sore wounds in medical facilities. These conditions are completely preventable if a proper risk assessment is performed both upon admission to the facility and during the admission or hospitalization of the patient or resident. The failure to prevent this from occurring often gives rise to the filing of a nursing home neglect lawsuit (link to page).
One type of treatment used to treat or care for a bed sore or pressure sore is known as debridement. Debridement is the removal of unhealthy tissue from a wound to promote healing. It can be performed by surgical, chemical, mechanical, or autolytic (using your body's own processes) removal of the tissue.
Debridement is used to clean dead and contaminated material from the wound to aid in the healing process . The procedure is most often done for the following reasons:
•To remove tissue contaminated by bacteria, foreign tissue, dead cells, or crusting
•To create a neat wound edge to decrease scarring
•To aid in the healing of very severe burns or pressure sores (decubitus ulcers)
•To get a sample of tissue for testing and diagnosis
Debridement complications are rare, but every medical procedure has risks. Complications from debridement may include:
•Removal of healthy tissue with mechanical debridement
Debridement treatment does not always heal or repair the wound. Quite often, the sore is too severe and flap surgery is necessary. When a bed sore or pressure requires either of these procedures, the nursing home resident may have the legal right to pursue compensation for the neglect that led to the wound condition. To learn more about the legal rights of a nursing home patient who develops a pressure sore in a nursing home, you should contact our nursing home neglect lawyers today.
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