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Who is responsible for bedsores? What can you sue for?

Bedsore Lawsuits: Malpractice, Nursing Home Liability, Hospital Negligence and Wrongful Death.

 

Read below for a description of each.

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Definitions:   Types of Lawsuits

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice cases arise when a health care practitioner departs from the accepted standard of care in the medical community. In more simple terms, when a hospital, doctor, nurse, practitioner commits a serious error in his/her care and treatment, which results in further injury to the patient. Some common examples are failing to diagnose a disease or condition; failing to report bedsores or pressure sores; failing to admit a patient into the hospital for bedsores when necessary; and failing to perform a medical procedure or provide treatment for bedsores that was otherwise indicated.

We have successfully sued all types of health care providers.

You need a powerful, experienced, and knowledgeable bedsore law firm to succeed against hospitals and top-flight doctors in the medical malpractice field, with successful settlements and jury trial verdicts against the health care profession.

 

 

Nursing Home Liability

The elderly population frequently suffers due to serious neglect once they become patients or residents in nursing homes or any long term care facility.  

Some critical issues are; decubitus ulcers which are also known as bedsores or pressure sores; dehydration; over or improper medication; lack of supervision leading to falls; inadequate wound care leading to infections; poor hygiene; sexual, physical and verbal abuse; and overall neglect.

The severe injuries that patients experience along with the constant pain and suffering associated with bedsores are often the result of preventable situations. In our vast experience in handling these types of cases we have found frequent examples of poor care planning; lack of stimulation; failures to turn and position patients; failure to provided adequate pressure relief devices to patients; and unbelievably, failure to change adult diapers and failure to provide sufficient quantities of food and water.

As a result of neglect in Nursing Homes, the illnesses range from severe infections and amputations, to dehydration and, unfortunately, death. Bedsores and pressure sores often lead to further infections and illnesses.

We have successfully handled a large volume of nursing home litigation. The insurance companies and the nursing home defense lawyers know that when they litigate against experienced bedsore attorneys, they will likely end up either settling for a large monetary award or being victimized by a jury verdict in favor of our clients.

Having the finest medical experts, nurses, and litigation experience to handle bedsore cases yields superior results for our clients.  We are honored to be representing and protecting the most vulnerable portion of the population, the infirm and the elderly.  

 

 

Hospital Negligence

At one time or another we all go to hospitals. While patients there, we have the right to expect quality medical care and treatment.  The unfortunate reality is that there are often tragic outcomes that are the result of medical malpractice which should never occur. This is especially true with bedsores.  

 

Hospital Negligence occurs when there are “departures in the standards of good and accepted medical practices” that one should be able to expect in the local medical community given the current state of medical treatment and technology. These departures in the standard of care can stem from negligent treatment on the part of Doctors, Surgeons, Specialists, Lab Technicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurses Aides, Therapists, Administrators, Pharmacists and any other member of the Hospital Staff whose conduct, actions, or inaction, causes injuries and suffering that should not have occurred. 

Some examples of Hospital Negligence include failure to provide proper medication or medical devices; failure to provide proper monitoring and supervision; failure to order consultations to other medical specialists; failure to diagnose bedsores in a timely fashion; failure to prevent infection and amputation; negligently leaving behind a foreign body or surgical instrument in the body after a procedure; failure to turn and position the patient resulting in pressure sores, bedsores or decubitus ulcers; failure to perform a medical procedure or surgery properly; failure to warn patient of risks of a surgery or medical procedure; failure to keep family members informed regarding medical decision making; and failure to provide safe and proper discharge instructions.

We review every page of every medical report and we hire top medical specialists, experts, and nurses, who are willing to come into Court and testify on behalf of bedsore victims. We have had, and we continue to have, great success in litigation against Hospitals and their employees. 

 

Wrongful Death

This type of lawsuit occurs when a spouse or close relative has a right to recover when a loved one dies in a fatal accident. Recovery is from the at-fault or negligent party. Recovery can include loss of income, services, comfort and society. New York has a very restrictive and complicated wrongful death statute. Our knowledgeable lawyers take you through it one step at a time.

We pride ourselves on the fact that we understand that dealing with the loss of a loved one is not easy, so we are extremely sensitive when dealing with family members. Unfortunately, left untreated or not treated in time, bedsores can rapidly progress from stage 1-4 and lead to further complications often resulting in a wrongful death.

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