DLP Attorneys Evaluate Pressure Sore Cases in Northeastern Pa.

Date: June 1, 2011

The attorneys at DLP want you to know that if your loved one is suffering from pressure sores or skin ulcerations that have become infected while living in a nursing home or personal care home, you have rights to address those conditions. Attorneys Sean P. McDonough and Patrick E. Dougherty head up DLP’s long term care practice and have seen many of these cases over the years. Federal and State regulations provide that, in most instances, if you enter a nursing home without pressure sores, you should not develop one while living in a nursing home. According to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory, skin and soft tissue infections are the third most common infection in nursing home residents nationally, with a prevalence rate that varies between 1% and 9%. If you believe that a loved one is suffering needlessly from this largely preventable condition because of a lack of care by the nursing home or personal care home anywhere in Northeastern Pa., call Sean or Pat at DLP.

Sean McDonough
Upon graduation from law school, he entered the private practice of law with Dougherty, Leventhal & Price. He has been a partner with the firm since 1993. Over the years, Sean has concentrated his practice in the areas of personal injury litigation; he has also represented governmental entities and officials in federal civil rights and employment lawsuits. Sean also works on many of DLP's Nursing Home Abuse cases.