Bedsores, pressure ulcers, pressure sores, and decubitus ulcers can be painful, deadly, and damaging to your health. A person with bedsores is also at risk for fatal infections. However, most bedsores can be avoided, especially in nursing home residents who do not receive proper care.
If you or your loved one is suffering from bedsores due to nursing home abuse in New York, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the hospital, assisted living facility, nursing home, or caretaker to recover compensation for your loved one’s losses. Our injury lawyers can help you file an insurance claim or a lawsuit to seek the financial recovery you deserve.
Our Attorneys Can Help You Pursue Compensation for Your Loved One
Treating most bedsores can cost tens of thousands of dollars. When we calculate your damages, we will include your loved one’s economic and non-economic losses.
We will also make sure we seek a settlement that will account for both their current and future losses since bedsores can lead to other injuries and medical complications requiring ongoing care.
Typically, damages in such cases may be obtained for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emergency medical expenses
- Doctor’s visits
- The cost of relocating your loved one to another facility
- Nursing home negligence and abuse
- Bedsores & pressure sores
- Treatment for malnutrition and dehydration
- Nursing home falls
- Nursing home physical abuse
- Nursing home restraint injuries
Damages You Can Pursue
If your loved one’s bedsores result in their untimely passing, we can help you seek damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. Potential compensation may apply for:
- Burial and funeral costs
- Your loved one’s medical expenses they incurred before their passing
- Spousal and Parental support and income
You deserve to grieve your family member in peace; we can handle the legal process while you do so. No amount of money will ever replace your loved one, but a financial recovery can help you cope in their absence.
How Nursing Home Neglect Can Lead to Bedsores
Bedsores tend to develop due to a poor standard of care to a patient who has mobility issues due to either a medical condition or their age.
When a patient is being cared for, they are entrusting the nurses, doctor’s aides, other healthcare providers, and the actual facility to provide the best care they can.
Federal and state laws regulate nursing homes, establishing the standard of care all residents should receive. There are several instances in which a nursing home can fail to uphold these standards, leading to bedsores. If your loved one experiences neglect in a New York nursing home, our injury lawyers can prove liability for their injuries.
The medical facility can also be found responsible as it failed to provide adequate staffing for the patient’s needs. This means patients must wait longer to be cared for, be it changing linens and soiled clothing or repositioning in a chair or bed.
According to Health Service Insights, understaffing is a common problem in nursing homes, and it puts residents at risk of suffering numerous injuries.
Bedsores are never the fault of the patient but almost always the result of the medical staff and facility’s negligence.
Failure to Notify the Family
Most bedsores will develop quickly and progress at an alarming rate. Yet, nurses and doctors often fail to report the bedsores to a patient’s family. Whenever a medical facility, nursing home, or hospital denies liability for a situation, it should never put a victim or their loved ones off from seeking the justice and compensation they deserve.
All too often, the facility will discharge the patient or refer them elsewhere as a way of passing the responsibility to someone else.
In some cases, bedsores can result from abuse on the part of the nursing home staff. Any form of abuse, whether physical, financial, emotional, or sexual, constitutes a direct violation of the standards of care.
All elderly residents deserve respect, and a nursing home that allows abuse to occur puts its residents at risk of severe injuries.
How Our Injury Lawyers Can Help You File for Maximum Compensation in Your Case
Has your loved one shown signs of neglect in a nursing home, hospital, or another medical facility? If so, you have the right to retain legal representation to pursue compensation.
Depending on your case, we will take certain steps to help you seek maximum compensation. These include:
- Conducting a thorough investigation to expose resident neglect, negligent hiring practices, unsanitary conditions, and other important factors
- Working with a team of expert nursing home administrators and physicians and any other necessary professionals who are familiar with the necessary standards of care and violations of the state health regulations
- Building your case for a potential trial right from the beginning to compel the negligent parties to enter settlement negotiations
- Preventing you from accepting an insurance settlement that does not fairly compensate you for your losses
- Handling all the paperwork and communications associated with your case
Working with a lawyer from our firm can allow you to pursue fair compensation while also tending to your loved one’s needs. You deserve to spend time with your loved one, and dealing with the legal process can become overwhelming and time-consuming. Let us take the burden off your shoulders so you can focus on helping them heal from their injuries.
We Work on a Contingency-Fee Basis
When we take on your case, you can rest assured that we will give it the attention it deserves. We represent our clients on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning we do not charge for our services unless we can obtain a settlement or court award for you.
This allows us to get started working on your case immediately and at no cost to you. Since we only get paid when we win, you know we will do everything possible to seek fair compensation for your losses. There is no obligation to hire us if you discuss your case during a complimentary consultation. Discover your legal options today.
Contact Our Attorneys for a Free Consultation Today
Dansker & Aspromonte Associates has served the NYC Metro area and surrounding areas since 1998. Our lawyers take a strong stance against nursing home neglect and do everything we can to hold the perpetrators accountable. We will not charge you any fees until a settlement is reached or we win the case.
If your family member has been neglected and developed bedsores or has passed away due to an infection, don’t hesitate to discuss your case during a free consultation. You can contact us online right away or call us to speak about working with our attorneys. Let us help you seek the compensation you deserve..