Handling All Types of Legal Claims Arising from Bedsores in NYC
Bedsores are a painful and possibly life-threatening medical condition that is also highly preventable with the proper care. Unfortunately, many nursing homes and hospitals fail to provide the necessary care, and residents or patients can needlessly suffer from bedsores as a result. Bedsores can cause many medical complications, as well as physical and mental distress.
Victims of bedsores may have important rights to take legal action against negligent doctors and facilities. The type of legal claim you may pursue will depend on the circumstances of the bedsore development. At Sinel & Olesen, PLLC, our bedsore lawyers in New York, New York, can handle the following cases, among others:
Proving liability on the part of a medical professional or nursing home can be challenging, so you need experienced legal representation on your side and evaluating your rights as soon as possible.
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If you or a loved one suffered bedsores due to medical negligence, nursing home neglect, or nursing home abuse, discuss your options with Sinel & Olesen, PLLC, right away. Call (844) 512-4098 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.
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What causes bedsores and pressure sores?
People develop bed sores when they don’t receive adequate medical attention. This results in an open wound and irritated skin patches that are caused by friction or unrelieved/prolonged pressure.
Although a bed sore can develop almost anywhere, the most common areas of the body to develop them are:
- the backside
- the buttocks
- the head
Can I sue for bedsores?
Why are some people at risk for bedsores or pressure sores?
Anyone who relies on heathcare staff to reposition them is at greater risk since failure to do this can cause bedsores to develop.
Even for elderly and immobile patients, bedsores are completely preventable if the staff uses proper precautions and ensures that residents receive adequate care.