212-LAWYERS or (212) 344-1000

Bedsores in Hospital Setting May Be A Symptom of Neglect

What Are Bedsores?

Bedsores, also known as pressure sores or pressure ulcers, are painful skin and tissue lesions. They can be caused by humidity, friction, medication, long-term dermal contact with liquids and sustained pressure on the skin.

Bedsores can develop on any part of the body. However, they most commonly develop in bony and cartilaginous areas such as the elbows, hips, heels, buttocks and ankles. People who, due to illness or injury, need to stay in wheelchairs or beds for long periods of time are the most susceptible to developing bedsores. Bedsores are preventable if proper procedures are followed. The appearance of bedsores on a loved one may be an indication of hospital negligence, and the cause should be investigated.

How Do Bedsores Develop?

Over time, sustained pressure on the skin stops blood from flowing to the skin and underlying tissues, causing the cells to eventually die. If left untreated, the dead skin will break open and form an ulcer.

Eventually the ulcer develops into an open wound, spreading to the tissue beneath the skin. With time, bones, tendons, and muscles beneath the tissue can become exposed.

Without fast and aggressive treatment, the wound can develop gangrene or cause sepsis. If left untreated, the infection from the untreated bedsores can cause death.

Treatment of Bedsores

Bedsores are treatable if discovered early in the process. However, the best treatment for bedsores is prevention. Frequent changing of the patient’s positions and using air mattresses, pads or other cushioning devices to reduce pressure on the skin may prevent bedsores.

If the bedsore has progressed below the skin, the wound must be debrided to remove the dead skin and tissue. In addition, surgery may be necessary to close the wound with skin grafts.

An Attorney Can Help

With regular monitoring, hospital staff can prevent bedsores from developing. However, bedsores often develop because of hospital negligence in failing to adequately monitor and care for their patents.

If you or a loved one have developed bedsores and suspect that the neglect of hospital employees is to blame, contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney. An attorney can protect your rights and hold the responsible parties accountable.

NYC Personal Injury lawyer - RMFW Law Logo Inverted

Get a Free Consultation

No Win No Fee
April Johnson
April Johnson
15:54 30 Jun 23
Easy access to thr firm with a very nice Lawyer
Benjamin Roussey
Benjamin Roussey
19:03 29 Jun 23
No firm gets it done like RMFW. They are the best.They are awesome - for sure.
Roberto Martinez
Roberto Martinez
19:02 24 May 23
I’ve been in the personal injury field as an investigator for 29 years. All in New York City. Out of all the hundreds of Law Firms I’ve worked with, Rosenberg Minc Falkoff & Wolf, would have to be at the very top of my list. Amazing staff great attorneys.If you want the job done right, these are you guys.
Julio Ochoa
Julio Ochoa
20:49 18 May 23
I highly recommend Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP for their outstanding assistance in obtaining a settlement for an Erb's Palsy birth injury case. Their knowledge, dedication, and compassionate attitude were important in attaining a successful end. Their professionalism and assistance were simply outstanding from beginning to end. I am deeply thankful for their representation and would enthusiastically recommend them to anyone seeking justice in a similar situation.
Aisha Neri
Aisha Neri
20:29 18 May 23
I recently had the privilege of working with Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP on my daughter’s birth injury case involving Erb's Palsy, and I cannot express enough gratitude for their exceptional legal services. From the initial consultation to the successful settlement, they demonstrated profound expertise, unwavering dedication, and genuine compassion for my family's situation.From the very beginning, the team proved their commitment to justice. They thoroughly investigated the circumstances surrounding my child Erb's Palsy birth injury, leaving no stone unturned. Their extensive knowledge and understanding of medical malpractice law, coupled with their deep expertise in birth injury cases, provided us with tremendous confidence in their ability to handle our case.The attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff consistently displayed exceptional professionalism and attention to detail throughout the entire legal process. They meticulously gathered evidence, consulted with medical experts, and built a compelling case that clearly outlined the negligence and liability on the part of the medical professionals involved. One aspect that truly stood out was the genuine care and compassion exhibited by Daniel Minc, Lorraine Licul, and the entire team at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff. They treated us not just as clients but as individuals with unique emotions and concerns. They took the time to listen attentively to our worries, provided constant updates on the progress of our case, and promptly responded to our inquiries, ensuring we felt supported and reassured throughout the process. Their empathy and understanding made an immeasurable difference during such a challenging and emotionally taxing time.When it came time to negotiate a settlement, Daniel Minc demonstrated remarkable skill and tenacity. He fought fiercely on our behalf, advocating for fair compensation to cover any potential long-term effects of Erb's Palsy on my child's life. His negotiation skills were truly impressive, as they secured a settlement that exceeded our expectations and provided the financial resources necessary to support my child's future needs.I cannot recommend Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff highly enough to anyone seeking legal representation in Erb's Palsy birth injury cases or any other medical malpractice matters. Their extensive experience, unwavering dedication, and empathetic approach make them an exceptional choice for families navigating the complexities of birth injury litigation. Thanks to Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, my family now has the means to provide the best care and opportunities for my child's future.If you are seeking a law firm that combines legal expertise with genuine compassion, look no further than Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. They will tirelessly fight for your rights and ensure your voice is heard, providing you with the support and justice you deserve.
Aoki R
Aoki R
17:14 17 May 23
I highly recommend Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. They are a team of dedicated professionals fully committed to their clients. I have witnessed the firm's amazing work ethic in my experience with their attorneys and Lorraine Licul. Lorraine is a knowledable, empathetic and results-driven professional. Minc is an excellent attorney and I greatly appreciate the firm's expertise.
Michael Levites
Michael Levites
17:42 12 May 23
I have recommended this firm to some of my friends and I heard back only positive feedback about the client responsiveness, diligence and hard work put in by these attorneys. I will continue to refer anyone who suffered a personal injury to Rosenberg Minc..
See All Reviews