Bedsores (Pressure Ulcers)

New York Lawyers Holding Nursing Homes Accountable for Bedsores

Bedsores (Pressure Ulcers) Nursing homes in New York are responsible to reposition immobile patients at least every two hours. Failure to do this can result in painful bed sores or ulcers (somteimes referred to as pressure sores or decubitis ulcers) on a person's tailbone, heels, elbows and shoulder blades. Bedsores, in almost all instances, are preventable if the nursing home staff implements the proper precautions and ensures that the resident receives adequate nutrition and hydration. The development and progression of an avoidable bedsore is a form of nursing home neglect. For additional information regarding pressure sores, please visit our New York Nursing Home Abuse Blog.

At Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC, we are committed to holding nursing homes accountable for allowing pressure sores to develop or become infected. We have fought to protect New York accident victims for more than 40 years, and are well-prepared to help you and your family.

Worried your loved one is the victim of nursing home neglect? Have avoidable bedsores developed? You need an experienced attorney. Contact us today to setup a free initial consultation.

General Information Videos Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Must be Stopped

Our New York nursing home attorneys, Daniel Gallivan and Thomas Gallivan, have extensive experience in holding negligent parties responsible. We have represented families of vcitims of nursing home abuse that has resulted in falls, bedsores, malnutrition and dehydration, and sexual and physical abuse. We will pursue the maximum amount of compensation possible for accident victims with bed sores, resulting from:

  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Lack of effort to regularly re-position immobile patients
  • Failure to provide a pressure relieving matress or other pressure relief devices
  • Failure to change adult diapers and avoid moisture on the sheets

Bedsores are very painful and can eventually lead to wrongful death. If bedsores become infected, sepsis and death can follow. Nursing homes must be held accountable for neglecting residents. Our attorneys have successfully represented accident victims for four decades and will help you obtain as much compensation as possible. This should cover medical bills, pain and suffering, as well as any on-going hospital costs.

Fighting to Help Your Loved One

As a first step, our attorneys will meet with family members to discuss the care (or lack therof) provided to the nursing home resident. We will obtain all relevant medical records to determine if the nursing home staff regularly monitored your loved one, and consult with experts in nursing and/or geriatrics. Our in-house nurses will provide us with valuable insight regarding nursing home policeis and procedures. Our attorneys will investigative your nursing home abuse allegations, and pursue a claim on your behalf.

Contact Us Today

We are prepared to dedicate all our resources to protecting the rights of the elderly. Contact us by e-mail or call our (914) 220-1086 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog - Pressure Sores
Client Reviews
Last year I was injured in an accident, and for the first time, needed the advice of an attorney regarding how to proceed. I was referred to Thomas Gallivan through a family member who is a lawyer in Massachusetts. I am beyond pleased with how Thomas handled my case. He was knowledgeable, professional, and although the case was not as straightforward as some, he used every resource to ensure a positive outcome. Thomas communicated with me regularly and I felt completely informed and confident in his ability. He expertly negotiated a fair settlement that I was very happy with. The entire experience was extremely positive, during a stressful time for me. Thank you Thomas. Melanie
My mom was the victim of nursing home neglect/abuse. I retained Tom and he provided great representation in a professional, courteous fashion. He made a very uncomfortable ordeal bearable. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of sound guidance and professional representation. Paul D.
Tom Gallivan fought for - and won - a settlement on behalf of my mother, who suffered terrible pressure sores due to nursing home neglect. I will always be grateful for his diligence and hard work, and for keeping me informed during the entire process. He will fight for you every step of the way. Trudy
Mr. Gallivan did an exceptional job representing our family during a nursing home law suit. He took care of every detail and put us at ease during a very emotional trial. I would very highly recommend him and his firm of outstanding professionals. Jane
Mr. Gallivan was the best choice I could have possibly made to represent me in mom's nursing home neglect case. He kept me informed & updated every step of the way & not only listened but acted on all my concerns. I would highly recommend him as a very professional, diligent, & knowledgeable attorney. Steve
Tom Gallivan represented me for a car accident I was involved in. He not only returned calls and emails promptly, his expertise helped me obtain a nice settlement. His compassion for me was heart-warming and much appreciated. Thank you kindly , Mr. Gallivan. Joanne