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NYC Bedsore Lawyers

Standing Up for the Rights of Clients in New York City

Negligence can occur even in hospitals, nursing homes, and at home with care providers–even if they have top ratings.

Mistakes in a medical or rehab setting can result in serious injuries to patients, unnecessary treatment and expenses, pain and suffering, or even death.

One all-too-common injury due to medical negligence is bedsores.

The experienced attorneys at Sinel & Olesen, PLLC, stand up for the rights of hospital patients and nursing home residents in and around New York City. If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss a possible claim for you or a loved one, contact us directly right away.

Handling Bedsore Cases

Bedsores are a highly preventable condition that can develop if a patient must remain in a bed or wheelchair for an extended period of time.

While all medical staff are trained to turn and adjust patients on a regular schedule to prevent issues, patients still develop conditions like bedsores, also know as pressure ulcers.

Bedsores start as shallow wounds known as stage one sores, but they can quickly progress if not properly treated. Severe bedsores can affect all layers of the skin, including fat tissue and soft tissue.

NYC Bedsore Lawyers

Serious bedsores can take weeks, months, or even a year to heal. During this time, patients can experience extensive pain and suffering and physical limitations. They may face medical bills for their bedsore treatment, as well as lost income if the bedsore prevents them from working. It is important to know that many bedsore victims have the legal right to seek compensation for their many losses.

Bedsore claims can involve different legal principles, such as:

Our legal team knows how to handle all types of bedsore cases, and we will evaluate your situation for free. Our lawyers have extensive knowledge about bedsores, and we hope that hospital patients and nursing home residents stay informed about the risks of this condition, as well as their rights after experiencing bedsores. Feel free to browse our bedsore education pages and do not wait to contact our office if you or a loved one might have a legal claim.

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Bedsore Lawsuits

Bedsores are a common problem in hospitals and nursing homes, though they do not have to be.


Medical Malpractice

Patients in medical facilities or nursing homes should be able to trust that the medical team will take proper care of them.


Nursing Home Liability

More and more people are having to move to nursing homes and assisted living facilities each year.


Hospital Negligence

When you need to be admitted to the hospital, you are already not in the best physical condition.


Wrongful Death

When a family member goes into the hospital, extended care facility, or nursing home, you expect them to receive the care they need.


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Victims of bedsores may have important rights to take legal action against negligent doctors and facilities.



5,000+ Medical
Malpractice Clients


$100 Million in Settlements & Verdicts


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Our Attorneys

Sinel & Olesen, PLLC is a high volume, boutique Plaintiffs-side litigation law firm located centrally in midtown Manhattan, with expertise in general liability, personal injury, medical malpractice, healthcare litigation, and construction accidents. Our team of experienced attorneys serve individuals who have been wronged, and Sinel & Olesen, PLLC is honored to represent and protect this most vulnerable portion of the population. We fight everyday to bring our clients justice.

Elliot Sinel, Esq

Managing Partner

Randi Sinel, Esq.

Director of Business Operations

Amanda J. Olesen, Esq.


Janice Castro, Esq.

Senior Litigation Associate

Valerie Hernandez, Esq.

Litigation Associate

Daniel J. Neiger, Esq.

Attorney, Intake Coordinator

Austin O’Brien, Esq.

Litigation Associate

Luis A. Umana, Esq.

Litigation Associate

Denisse Ceballos

Litigation Paralegal

Angela Cefarello

Litigation Paralegal

Jhaneidy Checo

Litigation Paralegal

Rosemary Cruz

Litigation Paralegal

Glenn Donaldson

Litigation Paralegal

Allison Santos

Litigation Paralegal, Calendar Clerk

Jessica Tavarez

Senior Litigation Paralegal


My attorney was meticulous, intelligent, and had an exceptional demeanor with the judge and jurors. When the Jury verdict was returned in our favor I hugged my lawyer and cried. It wasn’t just the money that was so satisfying, it was being in the Courtroom with the doctor and their lawyers when the Judge told them the jury found them responsible.

France P.

We were not only pleased with the monetary award, but to see these facilities held accountable, we finally had some closure. I would recommend Sinel & Olesen, PLLC, to any family with a case involving bedsores or medical issues against a nursing home or hospital.

Lisle B.

Elliot Sinel was our trial attorney and our whole family watched the jury trial unfold for two weeks. Watching our lawyer cross exam the defendant doctors and nurses and exposing their neglect in the care for our father gave us all a great sense of satisfaction. The jury awarded us a tremendous sum of money and we all felt vindicated…

Terrence H.

Sinel & Olesen, PLLC, never told me to settle, instead they brought the case to trial and combined, a jury gave us close to a million dollars. I was very impressed by the trial attorney and the medical expert surgeon that my lawyers brought to court to testify.

Suzanne F.

Before the case went to trial, Elliot Sinel convinced the insurance company for the nursing home to pay us a large award. My sisters and I always knew that the medical negligence caused my father to suffer. The settlement gave us a feeling that the facility finally acknowledged their wrongdoing…

Ana B.

Frequently Asked Questions

People frequently develop bed sores when they do not receive adequate medical attention. This injury results in open wounds and irritated skin patches that are caused by friction, unrelieved pressure, or when prolonged pressure is placed on the skin. Although a bed sore can develop almost anywhere, the most common areas of the body prone to develop the wounds include the backside and buttocks as well as bony areas such as heels, ankles, hips and head.

Absolutely. Once a family has made the difficult decision to place a loved one in a nursing home, they have a right to expect that their loved one will not be injured as a result of neglect or abuse. In fact, bedsores are one of the most common preventable, avoidable injuries in nursing homes.
Aside from bed sores, the elderly are also at risk for associated complications like:
• Inadequate wound care leading to infections
• Dehydration, malnutrition, and failure to provide sufficient quantities of food
• Over or improper medication
• Lack of supervision due to their immobility from bedsores, leading to falls
• Poor hygiene
Elderly and immobile patients rely on heath care staff at nursing homes and hospitals to reposition them at least every two hours and provide a level of care that meets required standards in New York. Failure to do this often causes bedsores to develop. In almost every case, bed sores are completely preventable if the health care staff implements the proper precautions and ensures that the resident receives adequate care.