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Millions of Americans aged 65 and older live in nursing homes. This is mainly because people in this age bracket require more care and assistance than their loved ones are able to provide them with. Their decreased mobility and the need for assistance with day-to-day activities put them at risk of developing various health issues. This includes bedsores. Many people place their elderly loved ones in nursing homes in order to ensure that they receive proper care. However, this isn’t always the case. If your loved one has developed bedsores. There’s a good chance that they are the victim of neglect. You should contact an experienced New York Bedsore Lawyer as soon as possible. 

Bedsore injuries are some of the most common injuries in nursing homes. However, they are preventable injuries. These injuries are serious and require extensive treatment and care to heal. They also take a long time to heal. We at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. have seen the devastation that bedsore injuries can cause victims and their loved ones firsthand. We’ve fought on behalf of many victims to help them recover compensation for their injuries. We also help victims get justice for the neglect they suffered at the hands of the nursing home. We offer compassionate yet aggressive representation for injury victims. 

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an attorney from our law firm. We’d be happy to review your case and guide you on the best approach to take. 

What are Bedsores? 

Bedsores are pressure wounds. They are wounds that develop as a result of consistent pressure being placed on one area over a long period of time. These wounds often occur in people with mobility issues. They occur on bony parts of the body including the: 

  • Heels
  • Spine 
  • Ankles 
  • Hips 
  • Behind the knees 
  • Shoulder blades 
  • Side or back of the head 

Pressure sores develop when the supply of blood to the area is restricted as a result of consistent pressure. The tissues in the area are starved of oxygen and nutrients. They, therefore, become damaged and even die resulting in a sore. 

Bedsores are often a sign of neglect by nursing home staff. Residents that are immobile rely on nursing home staff to change their positions and prevent the development of bedsores. When nursing home staff members fail to do so, these residents develop bedsores. 

Bedsores can result in a number of complications. They can result in skin infections or infections that affect other tissues and organs in the body. Bedsore can even turn into cancer i.e. squamous cell carcinoma. 

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Compensation That a Long Island Bedsore Lawyer from the Harrison Law Group, P.C. Can Help You Pursue 

Treating bedsores can be expensive. There are also instances when bedsores result in complications that require even more intensive medical attention. Some nursing home residents even develop conditions with fatal consequences. 

An experienced New York bedsore lawyer can help you recover financial compensation for the damages resulting from the development of the bedsores. While damages may vary, common damages that our attorneys have successfully recovered on behalf of our clients include: 

  • Medical treatment for bedsores  
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Long term care 
  • The cost of relocating the resident to another facility 
  • Disfigurement 
  • Medical treatment for complications arising from the development of bedsores 
  • Wrongful death 

Our law firm is committed to helping personal injury victims and their loved ones recover the compensation they deserve. We will pursue maximum compensation in your bedsore claim and fight for the best outcome. Our legal team will: 

  • Investigate your claim to expose neglect
  • Gather evidence to build a strong claim on your behalf 
  • Represent you in negotiations for a settlement 
  • Represent you in court in case of a trial. 
  • Handle all paperwork and communications involving the nursing home neglect claim. 

Contact the Harrison Law Group, P.C. to Consult for Free with an Experienced Long Island Bedsore Lawyer 

Bedsores are often a sign of nursing home neglect. If you’re loved one has bedsores, you should take action to get justice on their behalf. Contact the Harrison Law Group, P.C., and schedule an appointment to consult with an experienced New York Bedsore Lawyer from our law firm. We will review your case for free and help you determine the best way to approach it. We will guide you on your rights and options. 

Contact us now to schedule your free case review. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Bedsores in New York

Are bedsores always a sign of neglect?

No. Each patient and each case is unique. Bedsores can develop for a number of reasons. However, they are often a sign of neglect. Bedsores are avoidable injuries and are very common in nursing homes. Nursing homes have protocols on the care that ought to be provided to prevent the development of bedsores. Nursing staff members are provided with training on how to identify the early stages of the development of bedsores and take action to prevent the progression. 

If your loved one has bedsores, it is likely that they are a victim of nursing home neglect. You should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to determine the best way to approach your case and protect your loved one.

Do I need a lawyer when my loved one develops bedsores?

If you’re planning to file a claim for nursing home neglect, it is wise to seek the counsel of an experienced New York bedsore lawyer. While claims involving bedsores may seem straightforward, they can become complicated. Nursing homes as well as their insurance providers will do what they can to fight your claim. An experienced attorney will guide you through the claims process. They will ensure that you make informed decisions that will improve the outcome of your claim. 

Contact the Harrison Law Group, P.C. for a free consultation with an attorney from our law firm. We will fight to recover maximum compensation on your behalf.

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For over 30 years, The Harrison Law Group, P.C.’s ability, and desire to actively listen to you and deeply understand your experiences has set us apart. We aggressively pursue fair and appropriate compensation for our clients who have been injured in New York.

  • We listen because we care about your recovery and maintain consistent, clear communication to effectively express your voice on your behalf.
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What is Personal Injury?

If you’re injured as a result of a negligent third party, you may be entitled to compensation due to the damages you’ve experienced — either directly through the responsible party or their insurance company. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer will focus on tort law while seeking economic and non-economic damages for their clients — whether or not the target is a multi-million dollar award.

Personal injuries are classified as injuries to the body, mind, and emotions of an individual. When you suffer an injury because of another party, you experience turmoil, and your quality of life will change. Some victims experience loss of enjoyment of life, and even depression.

It’s important to speak with mindful attorneys who have the wisdom to handle your case effectively. Personal injury suits are filed against individuals or entities that cause harm due to recklessness, negligence, misconduct, or liability.

What Sets Us Apart?

Our attorneys and staff are competent, compassionate, and committed to seeking the maximum fair and appropriate compensation for all of our clients. We fight to win, not to quickly settle and move on to the next case. Our firm will make sure that you are properly advised of all of your options while giving you the proper legal advice to make the right decision for yourself and your family. We are willing to go above and beyond to meet your expectations, whether it’s meeting with you after hours, on the weekends, at your home, in the hospital, or at the office. We will make ourselves available for you 24/7.

Immediate Action

We understand the immediate concerns you will have, which include paying your bills, traveling to and from work and doctors’ appointments, and taking care of your daily responsibilities. We want you to know that here at The Harrison Law Group we understand and can help. We will take immediate action on your case and begin to work as soon as we are retained.

A Commitment to Excellence & Solutions For You

Our reputation is built on a record of attentiveness and diligence in pursuit of our clients’ interests. We fight hard for all of our clients with outstanding creative approaches and individualized solutions in personal injury and accident cases to seek the maximum fair and appropriate compensation. Time after time, The Harrison Law Group, P.C. has taken cases that other attorneys either wanted to drop or would have settled for small amounts, and we turned them into million-dollar cases. We have been dedicated to Personal Injury and helping our clients pursue justice for over 30 years.

Constant Communication

Our office sets itself apart because we do not only return phone calls; we call our clients at least every 30 days to provide a status update on your case — and if there is no update, we call to see how you are doing. Happy clients are informed clients, and we are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way. We are available 24/7 to all of our clients via email, text, or phone to answer questions and give updates. While we have a big firm reputation, we have a small firm dedication to each client.

Types of Personal Injury

Personal injuries can refer to injuries sustained due to dental malpractice, product liability, or assault claims, but they more commonly involve the following types of injuries:

Car Accidents

When your vehicle collides with another vehicle, a pedestrian, an animal, debris, or another stationary obstruction such as a tree, pole, or building, you may face significant injuries and expenses that often include medical treatment and vehicle repairs. Following a car accident that was no fault of your own, it is important to immediately begin working with a New York personal injury lawyer to seek fair and appropriate compensation.

Truck Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents involving a truck or tractor-trailer and caused by the recklessness of others will present additional complex factors that are not present in a regular car accident case. You can be certain that there will be attorneys representing the truck driver, which is why you should partner with a New York personal injury lawyer at our law office immediately.

Motorcycle Accidents

When your motorcycle is involved in a motor vehicle accident at no fault of your own, you will need help in your fight to be fairly compensated in your case. As a client of our law firm, you can be confident that we are bringing the fight to the insurance company.

Premises Liability

An injury from an accident caused by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property often involves a fall on a slippery or uneven surface. Other types of negligence or dangerous circumstances may also lead to an injury or death. In some cases, your accident could amount to a multi-million dollar settlement. Our law office of NY accident attorneys will be happy to guide you through this process as our client.

Dog Bite

Dog owners are generally determined to be liable if their dog hurts you or anyone else. New York personal injury law in this situation provides a means to seek compensation for your medical expenses, your pain and suffering, & much more.

Slip and Fall

A property owner could be liable for damages if you slip, trip, and fall on their property due to their negligence. Working with a qualified New York personal injury lawyer in this situation is important because the Queens, Nassau County, Suffolk County, or Long Island property owner that you file a claim against will certainly be represented by law firms who are trying to dismiss or settle your case for as little as possible.

Construction Accidents

An injury sustained due to working on a construction site can be life-changing or deadly. In many cases, such an injury will prevent your ability to continue working for some duration of time. Workers’ compensation is available for these types of accidents. Depending on the details of your case, you may also be able to file a lawsuit.

Wrongful Death

Death caused by negligence or intentional actions of another party is known as wrongful death. The NY accident attorneys at our law office are experienced in these cases and are ready to help you fight for the money you need.

Medical Malpractice

When you work with a licensed medical professional, you have every right to expect that they will take prudent and cautious steps to help you work towards a successful recovery. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The New York personal injury attorneys at our law firm are ready to help you fight for fair compensation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law

What types of compensation can be received in a personal injury case?

There are several types of compensable damages that can be received including money for lost wages and career change, property damage compensation, health aids, and home rehabilitation to accommodate for the injuries sustained.

What is the difference between a “personal injury claim” and “personal injury lawsuit”?

A personal injury claim is when you or the law firm you have retained and the at fault party’s insurance company try to come up with a settlement to resolve your claim. Most cases generally do settle out of court. If a settlement can not be reached, a law firm will go ahead and commence a personal injury lawsuit, which simply means taking the at fault party to court.

How much is my case worth?

The value of your case depends on multiple factors such as liability, injuries, insurance coverage, venue, medical bills and etc. Here at The Harrison Law Group, P.C., we will evaluate your case and give you the most comprehensive answer as far as what you can expect regarding compensation.

What should you do after a personal injury accident?

Seek medical attention. Take photos of your injuries, defects and property damage. Keep track of everyone you speak with, take the names, phone numbers and addresses of all witnesses, as this will be useful information for when you hire an attorney. Finally, call The Harrison Law Group, P.C. to see how we can help.

What if I am part responsible for the accident?

Even if you are partially responsible for the accident you may still be entitled to compensation and you should not wait and speak to an attorney right away.

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