NYC Bedsore Lawyers Helping Victims Recover Compensation for their Losses

If you’ve been confined to a horizontal or seated position for an extended period of time, there is a chance that you have been vulnerable to developing bedsores. Bedsores, otherwise referred to as pressure ulcers, form when there is pressure on one area of the skin for a long time. This is especially common for those who are bound to a wheelchair or bedridden. Bedsores are often a sign that the bedridden person is not receiving proper treatment from the medical facility or nursing home where they are staying.

When You Can Sue for Bedsores

Those who are immobile and receiving treatment in a medical or extended care facility can expect a standard of care that keeps them safe and comfortable. When this isn’t the case, injuries, like bedsores, can happen. Both medical malpractice and nursing home neglect are serious issues that impact many people who are unable to advocate for themselves. When a medical facility or caretaker is not treating their patients with a standard of care that prevents them from incurring additional injuries, it is advisable to speak with an NYC bedsores lawyer. Essentially, if you or someone you know has developed bedsores while under the care of a hospital, medical provider, or nursing home facility, you should understand your legal options.

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How an NYC Bedsores Attorney Can Help

Dealing with a medical malpractice or nursing home negligence suit can quickly become complicated. An experienced attorney can help walk you through your options and put together a detailed explanation of the cause of your bedsores. An NYC bedsores lawyer can help:

  • Discover and investigate the circumstances surrounding your bedsores, interview witnesses, collect medical reports, and speak with medical experts who can evaluate your injuries.
  • Work as a liaison with the insurance company, so you don’t have to. During this time, you can focus on recovery while your attorney speaks with the insurance companies on your behalf.
  • Assess potential future damages – these could include medical expenses, recovery programs, physical therapy, and more. This can also include both compensatory and punitive damages, depending on the circumstances of your situation.
  • Put together a full scope of the monetary cost of your injury – an attorney can look at all of the potential expenses and determine a fair value when discussing a settlement.

Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with an Attorney

Those who have experienced bedsores due to the neglect of a provider or medical malpractice understand how painful and difficult this kind of injury can be. If you’ve received bedsores because of someone else’s negligence, it is advisable to speak with an experienced NYC bedsores attorney as soon as possible. At Sinel & Olesen, PLLC, our NYC bedsore attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the compensation you deserve. The insurance companies and hospitals have lawyers on their side, and so should you. Call us today at (844) 512-4098 to learn more about how we can help. We offer a free initial consultation, so contact us online or via the phone to schedule a time to discuss your situation.

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Testimonials

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.