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When a person doesn’t get the attention they need from the hospital or nursing home staff, they may develop bedsores, which can be serious and sometimes life-threatening. When your healthcare providers haven’t taken care of you or your family, you may need a bedsore lawyer in Manhattan to help.
When we go to the hospital or leave a family member in the care of a nursing home, we expect to leave healthier than before. We expect our loved ones to get the care and respect they deserve when they’re unable to live alone and care for themselves.
If the nursing home or hospital doesn’t meet the standard of care needed, bedsores could develop from their neglect. This is unacceptable, and a Manhattan bedsore lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, can help you get the justice your family deserves when someone suffers from bedsores.
What Are Bedsores?
Bedsores are commonly suffered by people who are bedridden or wheelchair-bound, since they’re often unable to move by themselves. These sores, also called pressure sores, are caused by remaining in the same position too long. This cuts off the flow of blood to that part of the skin, causing it to die and decay. These are often painful and tender for those who don’t suffer from nerve damage.
These bedsores can be dangerous. Without proper care, they can become a type of cancer related to squamous cell carcinomas. While it’s rare, bedsores can even become septic if left untreated for too long, which is an immune response to a serious bacterial infection.
Responsibility for Bedsores
Pressure sores are preventable. Since these sores happen when the bedridden person is unable to move on their own, the staff at the hospital or nursing home is responsible for moving them and preventing skin irritation, including that from buttons, ill-fitting clothing, or wrinkled sheets.
Unfortunately, you or your family member might have been neglected by the staff, leaving you to suffer these ulcers without the help you need. In these cases, staff members are likely the ones responsible for the condition.
However, this doesn’t mean that they’re the financially responsible party. Because they’re employees of the hospital or nursing home, you may need to seek compensation from the hospital or nursing home itself, rather than the individual staff members who neglected their duties. Get in touch with a lawyer to ensure you’re acting against the correct group.
Contact a Manhattan Bedsore Attorney
When you or a loved one has suffered from bedsores, you need help getting justice and finding the people responsible for your suffering. It can be difficult without the legal guidance you need, so don’t hesitate to contact Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP.
Our personal injury attorneys understand the severity of bedsores and that you need recompense for the suffering they cause. Our attorneys will review your claim for free, and we’ll cover what we can do for you. We’ll fight for the compensation you and your family need when the hospital or nursing home neglects your health.