Compassionate & Experienced Long Island Bedsore Lawyers Seeking Justice for Victims in Suffolk County, Nassau County, and Throughout Long Island
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:
Behind the knees
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.
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
Medical treatment for complications arising from the development of bedsores
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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