Staten Island Nursing Neglect and Bedsores Attorneys
Bedsores can cause their victims to undergo significant physical pain and
further illnesses. In certain severe cases, bedsores may even prove to
be fatal, resulting in the victim’s death. In addition to the physical
ramifications, bedsores also inflict significant financial burden upon
the victim and his or her family. Treating bedsores may require recurring
medical attention which results in exorbitant medicals costs that are
usually not covered by the victim’s insurance. Unfortunately, majority
of the hardships associated with bedsores can be avoided given that the
medical practitioner acts in a safe and cautious manner. Consequently,
individuals who have sustained bedsores due to the negligence of a medical
practitioner may be able to recoup compensation for the sustained damages
by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher,
Washor, Fuchs & Kool have over fifty years of experience dealing with
individuals suffering from bedsores and understand the legal process surrounding
this category of legislation and will do their very best to ensure that
individuals recive the maximum possible compensation that they deserve.
Determining Hospital or Nursing Home Neglect
Patients who have suffered from bedsores may be eligible to receive compensation
for their injuries in the case that their condition developed under the
supervision of a medical practitioner. In order for there to be a valid
lawsuit, it must be proven that the medical practitioners attending to
the patient failed to perform the basic functions that were required of
them. Furthermore, it must be demonstrated that the negligence directly
caused the bedsores. Lastly, a logical link between the injury and any
economic or noneconomic damages sustained by the patient must be established.
In the case that patients have suffered bedsores due to any of the following,
there might exist grounds for a valid medical malpractice lawsuit:
- The medical professional failed to regularly change adult diapers
- The medical professional failed to regularly change the position fo the
- The patient was not regularly fed.
- The patient was often dehydrated.
- The medical facility failed to provide a pressure relieving mattress, resulting
in persistent pressure being placed on some part of the patient's body
While bedsores usually occur amongst older patients it is entirely possible
for younger patients to also suffer from bedsores. In fact, any individual
who has been immobile for a significant period of time might suffer from bedsores.
Staten Island Meningitis Attorneys
Meningitis refers to the swelling and inflammation of the membranes surrounding
the spinal cord and the brain, which can result in serious neurological
damage and even death.
The Staten Island meningitis and birth injury attorneys at Queller, Fisher,
Washor, Fuchs & Kool have required expertise and knowledge to represent
your claim and deal with issues such as neonatal meningitis in infants
at brith. Following a misdiagnosis or mistreatment of meningitis in adults
of children, the attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool
will use their medical knowledge and expertise to secure the maximum possible
financial settlement that you deserve.
Pertinent Information About Meningitis
The following are certain important facts about meningitis that you should
be aware of:
- The most common causes of meningitis are viral infections, which can get
better without treatment. But bacterial or fungal meningitis infections
are very serious and can result in brain damage or death.
- Symptoms can include chills and fever, nausea and vomiting, a change in
mental status, headaches, stiff neck, light sensitivity, agitation and
- Diagnosing between viral and bacterial meningitis is critical for effective
treatment, as is determining the proper course of treatment for various
bacteria associated with the more serious diagnosis of bacterial meningitis.
- Medication, including antibiotics and IV fluids, is used to treat brain
swelling, seizures and shock. Meningitis is a cause of high temperatures
- Neonatal meningitis in infants at birth can be associated with developmental
delays, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, seizures and hearing problems.
- Untreated or mistreated meningitis can lead to serious neurological problems,
disability and death.
Contact Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool Today
If a negligent medical practitioner has injured you, or a loved one, it
is imperative that you contact our New York law office today at (212)-406-1700
so schedule a free consultation, or contact us online.