Nursing homes have a profound responsibility to properly care for people who cannot care for themselves. It is not normal or acceptable for residents of nursing homes to have decubitus ulcers/pressure ulcers (bedsores), fall from beds or demonstrate signs of dehydration or malnourishment. If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury in a long-term care facility such as a nursing home, rehabilitation facility or assistive living facility, we encourage you to seek legal counsel.
Call or e-mail the law offices of Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., in New York City, to schedule a consultation after you or a family member has suffered harm as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect. Our New York nursing home abuse lawyers want to listen to your story and help you devise a strategy for justice.
Decubitus ulcers/pressure ulcers or "bedsores" present themselves in four stages of severity. We have found that a bedsore in the second, third or fourth stage is invariably the result of neglect. Typically, nursing home staff has failed to turn a bedridden resident or clean his or her soiled sheets and skin. In severe cases, the resulting infection originating with a bedsore may cause death.
Nursing home management may tell you that bedsores are normal in older people with fragile skin. This is not the case if the person is monitored, cleaned and turned regularly. This is but one example of circumstances that we discover when our New York nursing home abuse lawyers investigate the causes of an injury in a nursing home such as a bedsore or fall injury.
File a Nursing Home Lawsuit or Claim After an "Accidental" Injury
No matter how clear-cut your nursing home abuse or neglect case may seem, our New York nursing home abuse lawyers cannot bring about positive results without your active involvement. Over the years, we have learned that when clients and attorneys collaborate in a medical negligence case, the results are very often what we both seek: justice for the injured and compensation for costs and losses.
Our law firm's formula for success over 40 years is based on a combination of client involvement and aggressive advocacy. We look forward to listening to the details of your nursing home injury and explaining how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.