Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse:

  • Pressure Sores & Bedsores

  • Falling in a Nursing Home

  • Medication Errors

  • Neglectful or Improper Care

Did you know you may have a significant lawsuit against a Nursing Home or if something has happened to your loved one while in the care of others?
Call 1-212-268-8200 or 1-800-278-2960 for a free attorney consultation. Confidential, compassionate and no obligation.


Pressure sores, bedsores, and decubitus ulcers are often a sign of neglect and can be the result of nursing home negligence or malpractice. 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 deserve. And financial compenastion. 


Call us for a free consultation to find out if you have or valid lawsuitThere 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 lawsuit and only receive a portion of your financial award if and when we win the case.


Nursing homes need to follow the law and guidelines are in place for the safety of nursing home residents. When they are not followed the nursing home may be liable for a lawsuit.


"Just because a person has aged, it does not mean injuries, falls, or wounds, are their fault. There should be no neglect and no abuse of elders!"


You've noticed bedsores, now what?

If you notice any sign of bedsores 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.


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? Give us a call, we can help guide you to 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 difficult for you to handle we can help. Do not be intimidated or frustrated by staff members lack of help. Stopping the progression is your priority. If 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.


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Bedsores • Decubitus Ulcers • Pressure Sores



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On negligence and medical malpractice cases we may participate or partner with other counsel with disclosure to potential client before we or such partnering counsel accept the case.           

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