When most in New York City think of nursing home abuse, they likely limit it to actions taken by a caretaker. Yet if you have a loved in a nursing home or care center, one of the greatest threats he or she may face may not be due to something that staff members are doing, but rather what they are not doing. Pressure ulcers (or bedsores, as they are more commonly called) pose a great risk to long-term care facility residents. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports that nearly 24 percent of nursing home residents may be at risk of developing them. Understanding what they are and how they occur may help you prevent them from being a problem your loved one ever has to deal with.
If you count yourself among those in Queens that have lost a limb, then you likely know all too well the tremendous mental and physical adjustment that’s often required to effectively deal with your new limitations. In many cases, a prosthesis can help to make that transition easier. However, as we here at Futterman, Sirotkin, and Seinfeld LLP have seen with some our past clients, in some cases, a poorly fit prosthesis can compound the problems that come with a limb amputation.
For expectant mothers in Queens, the nine months leading up to the birth of their babies may be considered, in essence, a prolonged preparation for the delivery itself. One might think that with that amount of time to prepare, combined with the advances made in recent years in prenatal care, the potential of suffering delivery complications would be virtually nonexistent. Sadly, that is not the case. In fact, one factor that many may attribute to a healthy pregnancy may actually increase the risk of injury to both mom and baby during the birthing process.
When you or a loved one has an accident or begins to not feel well, your first thought may be to visit one of the many clinics located in New York City. Most across America seem to agree with you, as data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that, on average, almost 50 million visits are made to clinics or urgent care centers every year. However, as we here at Futterman, Sirotkin, and Seinfeld can tell you, such facilities are typically not equipped to handle actual medical emergencies.