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According to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, there were more than 455,000 cases of pressure sores among hospital patients in 2003. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2004, 159,000 nursing home residents in the United States suffered from pressure sores.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, there were more than 455,000 cases of pressure sores among hospital patients in 2003. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2004, 159,000 nursing home residents in the United States suffered from pressure sores.

Over 17,000 lawsuits across the nation involve pressure ulcers. It is the second most common claim following wrongful death, and is higher than emotional distress or falls.

Pressure sores, bedsores, and decubitis ulcers should not occur when patients are in a hospital or nursing home. There are federal laws in place in hospitals and nursing homes to protect patients and make sure that they receive the proper care. Sores can develop when these standards of care are not maintained.

Bedsores, pressure sores, and so on can cause extreme pain and suffering, and unfortunately, in some cases, even death. If you have developed sores, you are a victim of the hospital or nursing home’s negligence, which means that you can sue. And you have every right to file a medical negligence malpractice lawsuit and obtain financial compensation. Depending on how serious your case is, you can get monetary awards that are in the millions.

Medical Malpractice from Bedsores or Pressure Sores

Medical malpractice cases arise when a healthcare provider does not maintain the accepted standard of care. In simpler terms, malpractice is when a serious error is caused by a doctor, nurse, hospital or any other healthcare practitioner in their care and treatment, which further results in injury to the patient. Some common examples are:

· Failure in diagnosing the bedsore

· Failure in reporting bedsores or pressure sores

· Failure in admitting a patient in a hospital for bedsores when required

· Failure in providing treatment or performing a medical procedure for bedsores that was otherwise indicated

It is important for family members to pay attention if a patient has suffered from conditions such as:

· Pneumonia and contagious illnesses

· Severe wounds and abrasions

· Weakened immune system

· Lack of sensory perception

· Muscle spasms

· Paralysis

· Blood loss

· Severe bruising

· Medical conditions that affect blood circulation

Contacting a Bedsore Attorney

You can stand up for the rights of your loved one by contacting a medical malpractice lawyer. Bedsore lawyers can help you file a lawsuit and get a fair settlement for the medical negligence, injuries and damages suffered. A patient who has suffered from bedsores and pressure sores may be entitled to compensation or settlement for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.

If you or loved one has suffered from bed sores or pressure sores due to the negligent actions of your medical provider, you should hire the services of reliable medical malpractice attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falloff, & Wolff of RMFW Law at 212-344-1000.

First, you need to call us so we can see if your case has merit. Do not assume anything. Do you want your case legally heard? We want to hear what you have to say. We have won millions of dollars for past clients, you too can be on this fantastic list. Give us a call right here: RMFW Law at 212-344-1000.

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