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I’m not a doctor, of course, but I’ve listened to a lot of them testify over the years. Bed sores can be a life threatening situation for a nursing home resident. As I understand, the development of bed sores, if you are resident’s family member and you are seeing a bed sore that, say, is the size of a quarter, in many circumstances what you’re not seeing is, in fact, an iceberg under that resident’s skin. Decubitus ulcers and bed sores have a way of tunneling, as the medical professionals will tell you, and often times, the sore may appear to be small and not all that malevolent on the outside, and deep within the patient’s skin, there’s a great degree of intrusion. When those bed sores become infected, if they aren’t properly remedied, people die and that leads to a wrongful death case.