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Staten Island Nursing Home Neglect

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 immobile patient.
  • 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 rapid breathing.
  • 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 in newborns.
  • 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.
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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.

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