New York Bed Sores Lawyer

Manhattan Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys

When visiting loved ones in a nursing home, there is opportunity to glimpse the kind of medical care available to family members. However, what you see during your visit is not always an accurate measurement of the care provided. It may take suspicious evidence, such as the existence of a serious bed sore, before concerns are raised about potential nursing home abuse or neglect.

At Kramer & Dunleavy, LLP our lawyers protect the rights of vulnerable adults who have fallen victim to elder neglect. We offer compassion and support to our clients while we confront and pursue justice for nursing home negligence.

Bed sores (also referred to as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers) can occur when there is constant pressure or friction to a particularly vulnerable tissue area. In the elderly, pressure sores may appear on the tailbone, elbows, heels, or other areas that are under constant pressure.

Nursing home staff have a responsibility to provide proper care to elderly patients. This includes trying to avoid pressure sores, promptly identifying when bed sores have surfaced, and properly treating the sores to keep them from worsening, becoming infected, or leading to other serious health problems.

We hold nursing home staff accountable for nursing home negligence that leads to bed sores and pressure ulcers, such as:

  • Failure to rotate patients in bed
  • Failure to reposition patients confined to a wheelchair
  • Failure to properly monitor and treat known bed sores
  • Failure to provide adequate nutrition to promote healing of bed sores
  • Failure to provide adequate assistance with hygiene
  • Other nursing home negligence

Our seasoned elder law attorneys are passionate about pursuing justice and security for each client. We provide the legal support necessary to hold negligent staff, doctors, and nursing home facilities accountable for failing to provide adequate care.

Free consultation: For a free initial consultation with an experienced women’s health, safety, and rights lawyer serving women in New York City and throughout New York, contact Kramer & Dunleavy, LLP.

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