Bedsores & Pressure Sore FAQs
If you have any additional questions, feel free to call us at 800-278-2960 or
212-268-8200. Or email bedsores@RaphanLaw.com
24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
Reasons why is it important to hire a qualified and experienced bedsore legal team to handle your bedsore lawsuit.
It is important for a claimant to be represented by someone who is experienced in handling insurance companies, institutional medical facilities, and city agencies. Using experienced bedsore attorneys will increase the claimant's chances of recovering a large monetary award.
We have the best resources to handle big cases against hospitals, nursing homes, or large corporations.
Our bedsore lawyers are meticulous, intelligent, and aggressive while operating with the highest level of professionalism. The resources and legal team approach of medical professionals and expert witnesses work in tandem and have a track record of success in litigating bedsore lawsuits.
There is no fee for a consultation with our law firm either over the phone or in person. There are no fees charged unless and until we win you a monetary settlement There will be no charge to the client on any cases that are unsuccessful.
FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions about
bedsore and pressure sore lawsuits.
How do I know if I have a good bedsore lawsuit? The nurse said the sores were caused by my father and existed.
Don’t put much credence in the opinion of anyone that isn’t a legal expert. Even a medical professional or doctor doesn’t have the legal knowledge and they or facility administrator may even try to persuade you against a bedsore or pressure sore lawsuit. Such tactics aren't new. Don’t be a victim twice. Consult with legal professionals when medical ones let you down.
If the patient was at a hospital first and then a nursing home which do we sue?
It always depends on individual and medical circumstances but the possibility exists that both are liable. Often an injury begins in a hospital, may not be reported and/or is overlooked or neglected on intake at the second facility where it may get worse or lead to infection and other medical issues.
Do I have a malpractice case?
A case may be medical malpractice on behalf of a facility or doctor. There may be hospital negligence and nursing home liability as well. In unfortunate and sad circumstances it may be a wrongful death lawsuit, where a family member or loved one may have the right to recover losses. Our team of experts will help determine the best options for your bedsore or pressure sore, decubitus ulcer lawsuit.
What if the patient is too ill to appear in court?
This is not an issue and often the case with bedsore victims. For bedsore and pressure sore lawsuits there’s a legal team that includes experienced bedsore litigators, and medical professionals that can testify based on patient medical records and treatment or lack of and improper treatment. As well as other expert witnesses that look into hospital procedures, policy and practices and determine if any federal violations were evident or standards of procedure were not met. Medical records and pictures of wounds are used.
How much does it cost to sue?
There is no fee to you unless we win. When we accept a case we put in the resources and hours of our bedsores legal team because we are confident of a successful outcome based on the facts of the case. If we take on your case it’s because we see huge upside financial potential for the victim or family of the victim. We work on contingency—no upfront fee or time billed to you. When you win we get an agreed-upon portion of the award.
Will beginning a lawsuit get better care for the victim?
Once a hospital or nursing home knows a bedsore lawsuit is possible, often the care and treatment of the patient improve. This is because now they know they are under scrutiny and maybe even further liable legally if not giving the proper care and medical attention after the sores have been documented by family and bedsore lawyers. Additionally, our law firm will let you know the standards of care that is necessary for you or your loved one. We can even help guide you on the best way to discuss issues with the doctor or staff and get the desired results.
I want to sue – does it take long? Does my dad have to appear in court?
The timing of a case varies. With expertise and experience and a hands-on approach, we move swiftly. The size of our firm allows us to focus on cases so they don’t get lost in the shuffle. Many times cases are settled before ever going to court. Of course, the plaintiff has a say in this decision and we do what is best for our client.
I live in The Bronx. Do I need a Bronx bedsore lawyer?
No, you do not. As a borough of New York, your case will be filed in the New York courts. We have vast experience with the intricacies and expertise it takes to successfully litigate and win a New York bedsore lawsuit. We are also very familiar with the institutional position of New York nursing homes and hospitals and have successfully negotiated bedsore settlements favorable to our clients without ever having to go to court.