Bedsore Law Firm in New York

Helping victims of hospital and nursing home neglect get justice.

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 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.


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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-Reynoso, Esq.

Senior Litigation Associate

Jessica C. Frankel, Esq.


Valerie Hernandez, Esq.

Litigation Associate

Daniel J. Neiger, Esq.

Attorney, Intake Coordinator

Luis A. Umana, Esq.

Litigation Associate

Jennifer Alvarado

Litigation Paralegal

Angela Cefarello

Litigation Paralegal

Nicole Celorio, LLM

Law Clerk

Jhaneidy Checo

Litigation Paralegal

Rosemary Cruz

Litigation Paralegal

Glenn Donaldson

Litigation Paralegal

Arijeta Kukic

Litigation Paralegal

Jessica Tavarez

Senior Litigation Paralegal

Ervisa Toshi

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.