Representing Families in New York After a Tragic Loss
When a family member goes into the hospital, extended care facility, or nursing home, you expect them to receive the care they need. What you should not expect is to receive the news that they passed away due to preventable injuries or complications. However, hospital patients do suffer life-threatening injuries due to the negligence of medical professionals and facilities.
If you unexpectedly lose a loved one and a hospital or nursing home is to blame, you may have the right to take legal action under New York law. The NYC wrongful death lawyers at Sinel & Olesen, PLLC, can evaluate your options and represent you throughout the entire legal process. We handle your legal case so you can focus on your grief and working through your loss. Call today for more information about how we might help.
Wrongful Death Laws in New York
Each state has its own laws regarding wrongful death claims, and New York law allows claims by a surviving spouse, children, or parents of the deceased individual. Wrongful death claims can seek compensation for many types of damages, including:
- Medical bills for treatment prior to the death
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of services and support
- Loss of companionship and love
Each case is different, and a dedicated wrongful death lawyer can advise you of the potential value of your case.
Bedsores occur when individuals don't receive proper care, leading to open wounds and skin irritation caused by friction or pressure on the skin. Common areas for bedsores include the backside, buttocks, and bony areas like heels, ankles, hips, and the head.
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