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Bed Sores

New York City, Nassau, and Suffolk County Nursing Home Pressure Sores Attorneys

The two most common types of nursing home negligence claims that we handle at RGLZ Personal Injury Law are bed sore injuries and slip-and-fall injuries. Both types of injuries are frequently preventable if nursing homes provide a high level of care to their patients.

Bed sores in particular are a warning sign that a nursing home patient may not have received proper care. If a member of your family has developed bed sores or has suffered serious or fatal complications arising from bed sores, contact RGLZ today for help. Our experienced personal injury lawyers represent clients throughout the New York metropolitan area in a wide range of nursing home negligence and abuse claims.

Bed Sores Arising From Negligent Care

Bed sores, which are sometimes referred to as pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, are affected areas of the skin that develop sores due to constant pressure. Nursing home patients who are bedridden due to age, illness or disability are highly susceptible to contracting bed sores. Since bed sores may turn into open sores and become infected, people who suffer bed sores may suffer serious medical complications or even death.

If you discover that your loved one has bed sores, you should be on high alert. Bed sores are often an indication of substandard care. Patients who are unable to move themselves should be moved every two hours. Proper hygiene also plays an important role in preventing bed sores.

Our attorneys have seen shocking examples of nursing home negligence that have caused bed sores. All too often, nursing home patients are turned infrequently and receive poor assistance with daily hygiene. Some patients are even left to lay in their own feces.

Bed sores often start out with a redness in the skin, followed by blisters, which are followed by open sores or crater-like holes that can expose both tissue and bone. Bed sores are a serious medical risk, which can cause serious injury or death. With proper care, bed sores are often preventable. When patients develop bed sores, nursing home physicians, nurses and staff must provide proper care and take necessary precautions to decrease the likelihood of serious medical complications.

Let the RGLZ Family Help Your Family

If your loved one has suffered bed sores or medical complications arising from bed sores, you have a right to be upset. Your loved one deserved to receive better treatment. Our attorneys are committed to aggressively pursuing compensation on behalf of people who have been injured due to the negligence and wrongdoing of nursing homes.

Since 1968, RGLZ has advocated passionately on behalf of thousands of injury victims. We have a strong record of results in nursing home injury claims. You can rely on us to thoroughly investigate the cause of your loved one’s injuries, develop a strong case, and make justice work for you.

Contact Us

We represent clients throughout New York in nursing home injury claims. We handle all nursing home negligence claims on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no fees to us unless we recover compensation for you. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Suffolk County nursing home bed sore attorneys, call 866-639-5567 or contact us by e-mail.