New York City Bed Sores Lawyer
Nursing Home Injuries From Neglect and Abuse in New York
Perhaps the most preventable type of injury that can occur to residents of nursing homes and other elder care facilities are bed sores. Bed sores occur when a patient is not moved regularly. Bed sores can develop on many areas of the body and can cause significant health problems. In the worst cases, bed sores can lead to serious infection and death. If your family member has been mistreated, your loved one deserves aggressive and knowledgeable representation from our attorneys.
At The Perecman Law Firm, our lawyers believe that nursing homes and elder care facilities that permit neglectful and abusive behavior should be held accountable. Our attorneys have decades of experience, and will help you and your family get the money you need for medical expenses and other expenses related to your accident. With our firm on your side, you will feel confident that your needs are being met.
Common Causes of Bed Sores in Nursing Homes
Bed sores are generally caused when a person, who cannot move himself or herself, is not repositioned on a regular basis. Nursing home staff members are supposed to perform these duties, and when this is neglected, bed sores can form on feet, legs, arms, hips and other areas of the body.
These sores, which may also be called pressure sores, are dead tissue that is caused by constant compression of the blood vessels and tissues in the area. They are easily preventable with appropriate attention but can lead to significant health complications when they occur. A bed sore is a sign that a resident is not receiving basic care and attention from nursing home staff.
Hold the Nursing Home Accountable
If your family member has developed a bed sore, the first step is to talk with nursing home staff about it. The second step is to talk with a personal injury lawyer at The Perecman Law Firm to learn more about your rights and options.
Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation, where we can discuss your situation. From our office in Manhattan, we serve clients in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester and throughout New York.
Call us toll free at 718-WORKERS (888) 997-2354.