Bedsore & Pressure Sore Lawsuits
Video: Bedsore information you need to know
The Law Offices of Brian A. Raphan, P.C.
7 Penn Plaza (7th Ave/31st)
1 block from Penn Station
New York, NY 10001
800-278-2960 or 212-268-8200
"We pride ourselves on our expertise, track record, personal attention and big results for clients."
You may have a significant lawsuit against a hospital or Nursing Home. It is simply not acceptable that bedsores or pressure sores should happen while a patient is in the care of medical professionals. You should know that there are federal and local laws in place to protect you or your loved one, and a team of our legal and medical experts on your side if you need us. Nursing homes and hospitals have a legal responsibility for their patients no matter what age.
You've noticed bedsores, now what?
If you notice any sign of bedsores, pressures sore or neglect, alert the nursing staff and attending physician or nursing home director immediately. Be persistent, because if the administration and staff are slow to respond your loved one could develop life threatening bedsores. Care for the patient first. Then you may call our law firm. Bedsores are a sign of neglect! Unfortunately some families do not contact a lawyer until after the unwarranted death of a loved one. Be pro-active and get immediate medical and legal assistance and do what is in the patient's best interest--not what is easier for the facility.
Unsure or uncomfortable speaking to the hospital? Then give us a call, we can help guide you in getting better medical care.
Better care, Better legal help:
If you have a loved one who is being neglected your first step is to correct the situation. If that's too difficult for you to handle we can help. Do not be intimidated or frustrated by any staff m.embers' lack of help. Your goal is stopping the progression of the bedsore. If you are unsure how to handle the conversation with staff call us and we'll guide you through the best way to do it. The next step is to see if you have a valid lawsuit. Simply find out your options and call us for a free consultation, or fill out our online Bedsore Case Evaluator. All information is confidential.
Why a Bedsore Lawyer?
Winning a bedsore lawsuit takes experience, expertise and a qualified legal team. A team that includes not just personal injury attorneys, but medical experts, doctors and litigators that have won against nursing homes and hospitals before, time and time again. Find out more about our process, your rights, and best options today without any obligation.
Pressure sore and bedsore victims have been awarded millions of dollars. Remember, there are no fees unless our bedsore / pressure sore trial attorneys win you financial compensation. We pride ourselves on our expertise and personal attention for clients. You will not get lost in the shuffle. We are a hands on firm with dedicated bedsore legal teams well versed in the law and provide vast experience negotiating settlements with Nursing Homes and Hospitals. In many cases you may even be awarded a large amount of money without ever entering a courtroom.
Call today and a bedsore lawyer, not an operator, will let you know if you have a viable case that can get you a financial award and the justice you deserve.
1-212-268-8200 or 1-800-278-2960. 24 hours a day and weekends. Or Email bedsores@RaphanLaw.com.
Note: Whether you reach us directly by phone, email or online form -- attorneys, not operators, will review or discuss your possible bedsore or pressure sore lawsuit! All discussions are confidential.
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How are Bedsores caused?
Bed Sores, also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers, or decubitus ulcers, are areas of damaged skin and tissue that develop when sustained pressure - usually from lying in a bed or sitting in a wheelchair - cuts off circulation to vulnerable parts of your body. Areas close to bone, such as the sacrum, elbow, heel are the most at risk. Essentially, when people are unable to move themselves, and the professionals who have a duty to move them shirk their responsibilities, then the immobile develop bedsores. Without adequate blood flow, which would occur in the turning and moving a person's body, the affected tissue dies and an ulcerated sore develops.
Bedsores, pressure sores and decubitus ulcers are often
a sign of neglect and can be the result of hospital malpractice, nurse malpractice or nursing home negligence. Sadly, they are the underlying cause of death for several thousand across the country each year and many patients in the New York area. Bedsores and Pressure Sores are not the fault of the patient. The patient is a victim. Nursing homes and hospitals will deny their liability and may even discharge the patient to another facility to pass the buck-- but it should not deter you from getting the justice you and your family deserve.
Call us for a free consultation to find out if you have or valid bedsore lawsuit, or if you prefer, use our Online Case Evaluator. There is no fee for you to sue and take on those who have unlawfully caused your condition. We invest our time, legal expertise and resources to win your bedsore lawsuit and only receive a portion of your financial award if and when we win the case.
Call 1-212-268-8200 or 1-800-278-2960 for a free attorney consultation. Confidential, compassionate and no obligation.
"We can help guide you in getting better medical care."
It is the duty of a nursing home or hospital to follow proper procedures to prevent pressure sores and bedsores.
It is unlawful to do otherwise!
Caring for bedsores can cost into the tens of thousand of dollars. Often, due to the lower staffing in nursing homes, patients are forced to wait longer for care, such as simply being turned in a bed, or waiting for changing of soiled linens and clothes. If an elder cannot change themselves then they are forced to sit or lay in their own urine until a caregiver arrives. While the patient waits, their skin is being weakened by the moisture making them susceptible to bedsores. Health experts agree that bedsores do not have to occur. Preventive measures are your legal right and can maintain the skin's integrity and health with proper blood flow. Getting a bedsore while under care in a medical facility or nursing home is not the fault of the patient. Suffering from pain or having them cause the death of a loved one is unconscionable. Seeking justice is your right!
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