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.
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- How Difficult is It to Prove a Bedsore Injury Case?
- What Damages Can Be Obtained in a Bedsore Case?
- What Steps Should Someone Take to File a Bedsore Claim?
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.