Standing Up for the Rights of Clients in New York City
New York City has some of the best hospitals and nursing homes in the United States. However, medical negligence can occur even at facilities with top ratings. Neglect or mistakes in a medical 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. Medical staff members know that they should be turning or adjusting patients on a regular schedule to prevent pressure ulcers, though patients still develop this condition. 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.
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.