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Bedsores/Pressure Ulcers

If your parent or another loved one has developed bedsores since moving to an assisted living facility, it may be a sign of neglect or abuse by nursing home staff. Also called pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, these sores develop when a patient or nursing home resident is not moved regularly.

Bedsores can have severe consequences, requiring extensive treatment and, in extreme cases, risky surgery. To protect the interests of your loved one and learn more about your legal options, it is wise to speak with a lawyer experienced in cases of nursing home neglect.

Can bedsores really be cause for a lawsuit? Yes, and the attorneys of Zwiebel and Fairbanks, LLP, have a strong record of success recovering compensation for victims. We are committed to holding nursing homes accountable for these painful symptoms of neglect.

Some of our victories in bedsore cases include:

  • $945,000 settlement in Brooklyn on behalf of an elderly man who suffered bedsores due to the negligence of both a hospital and a nursing home
  • $275,000 settlement on behalf of a man who suffered several bedsores as the result of a hospital and a nursing home's careless treatment
  • $300,000 settlement on behalf of the estate of a client who suffered bedsores while in the care of a nursing home

Count On Us To Fight For Your Loved One

If you have discovered that someone you love has developed bedsores because of inadequate care, it is difficult to know where to turn. You may feel angry, betrayed and unsure of how to protect your loved one. At Zwiebel and Fairbanks, LLP, we are here to help.

Our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience both in and out of the courtroom. While many self-proclaimed litigators avoid going to trial whenever possible, we welcome the chance to boldly advocate for our clients in litigation. A proactive approach to trial puts us in the best position to negotiate for you.

Call For A Free Consultation — We'll Come To You

From our office in Kingston, we serve clients throughout the Hudson Valley, surrounding New York communities and the Capital District — and we will happily meet with you or your loved one at a nursing home, hospital, home or other convenient location. We handle personal injury matters on contingency, which means that we only collect attorney fees if we recover compensation on behalf of the victim.

To arrange a free consultation and determine whether you have a case for nursing home negligence, please contact us at 845-338-0510 or toll free at 877-ABCDLAW (222-3529).