New York Bed Sores Attorneys
Making the right choice for a loved one is sometimes difficult, and the decision to trust a nursing home to care for an elderly family member is always hard. If your loved one is suffering from bedsores at the hands of an inattentive caretaker, their life could be in jeopardy, and you should not tolerate this breach of good faith. Medical care, especially for seniors, can be costly, and it is upsetting to discover that a loved one is not being adequately cared for. Bedsores are an indication that something is wrong and are usually associated with nursing home abuse or neglect. The New York bedsores attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP refuse to let this injustice stand, and we have proven this by fighting for families in New York City who have been the victims of irresponsible caretakers.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, we understand the guilt that families sometimes feel when their misplaced trust in a facility results in a family member’s harm, but it is not your fault. If you are confused on what to do after discovering the poor living conditions your elderly family member is experiencing at the hands of nursing home staff, we can help. We will review your case free of charge, and you won’t owe us anything unless we win the case on your behalf. Call us today at (212) 779-0057 to speak with someone directly, or chat with a representative of our law firm through our website.
How Hach & Rose, LLP Can Help
The chances are that you spent time researching and carefully evaluating nursing homes before making the best decision for your loved one, but bad things can still happen. Taking care of an elderly family member is a hardship that many families cannot manage by themselves, and we understand what you are going through. At Hach & Rose, LLP, you can expect to find a compassionate team of attorneys that have dedicated their professional lives to defending New York City families from the negligent actions of businesses and individuals that led to their loved ones developing bed sores. We encourage you to review endorsements from some of our previous clients to see for yourself how we can help you through this troubling time. There is no fee to consult with our team, and you have nothing to lose by contacting us for legal advice.
The Dangers of Untreated Bed Sores
Nursing homes are supposed to provide a safe and sterile environment for their residents to enjoy a new life. When they fail to live up to expectations, it may be best to find another home; other times, the actions of some nursing homes cross a line. Bedsores are wounds that can develop into much worse conditions, and cause serious medical complications. No one should suffer at the hands of their caretaker, and we have the experience you need to bring your claim to court. Bedsores can lead to several complications that can be far more threatening to the health of your loved one than the bedsores themselves. They include:
- Infections (including cellulitis, osteomyelitis, and bacterial)
- Septic arthritis
- Bone deposits in the skin
- Skin cancer
It’s of the utmost importance that you remove your family member from their current situation and take them to a hospital, especially since these complications of bedsores can begin to occur very quickly. Next, it is important that you help them find the legal assistance they deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
Time is of the essence when you find out your loved one has developed bed sores. While it’s important to contact an attorney and speak to them in person, having a few answers immediately can help. Take a look at the few common questions we’ve listed below. If you do not see your question below, or your question isn’t fully answered, please call us at (212) 779-0057 immediately.
Does the law protect nursing home residents from developing bed sores?
In the state of New York, several laws are governing how nursing home facilities must operate in order to care for their residents properly. In essence, these laws protect residents from abuse, negligence, and inadequate care. Bed sores are an indication that the nursing home is not providing adequate care, and you may be entitled to seek compensation. Your family member does not need to experience a medical emergency before a claim can be filed against the nursing home or staff. Instead, the court will evaluate the nursing home in terms of liability and will examine how the facility took all reasonably necessary measures to protect the patient from being injured or deprived.
How do bedsores develop?
Bedsores are also known as pressure sores and are caused by the continuous force on the skin. The elderly may not be as active as they were in their youth, but it is still important that they are monitored and adjusted to prevent bedsores from developing on their skin. Without proper care, many patients are unable to relieve the pressure that is caused by sitting or laying down in a certain position, and after several hours or days in the same spot, bedsores begin to develop. If left untreated, the wounds can enlarge and become infected.
Is it my fault for trusting the wrong nursing home?
Unfortunately, guilt is frequently felt among our clients who are dealing with a family member’s neglect from an irresponsible nursing home. However, it is important to realize that it is in no way your fault. You may not be aware that nursing homes across the country are routinely cited for violations of proper procedure, and research suggests that only one in fourteen incidents are reported to local authorities. By finding the right attorney to represent your case, you can find comfort that you have done everything in your power to make things right again.
We Need to Hear from You
The only way Hach & Rose, LLP can help your family through this challenging time is by contacting our nursing home neglect attorneys. We offer every client access to our team’s legal insight, powerful resources, and experience concerning this sensitive matter. Once we are on your side, you can find peace in knowing that our knowledgeable team of attorneys is working hard to fight for your best interests, and we will take full responsibility for representing your case in the court of law. You deserve to be compensated for the unnecessary and cruel bed sores that your loved one was forced to withstand. Contact Hach & Rose, LLP today, and we can start gathering the materials we need to expose the truth. Time is limited, so call us now at (212) 779-0057, or reach us through our website. There is no fee associated with your initial consultation, and you only pay if justice is served.