My elderly father was in a nursing home facility after he had suffered a fractured hip and had surgery. The medical staff failed to prevent very severe bed sores from developing on his lower back. The wound deteriorated, got infected and he was forced to undergo surgical procedures in an attempt to repair what had become a large gaping hole in his back with dead tissue. He lost a tremendous amount of weight due to the fact that the nurses were not providing him with proper nutrition and hydration. The medical staff caused an overdose by giving him too much coumadin. The overdose resulted in my father needing a full blood transfusion. After months of suffering, my sisters and I witnessed his body succumb to his poor condition and he passed away before our eyes.
The medical experts that Sinel & Associates, PLLC hired to review all the medical records informed us that there were gross departures in the standard of care. We learned that the doctors and nurses failed to implement the most basic of care plans to prevent the development of pressure sores and neglected to provide him with available pressure relief devices. Before the case went to trial, Elliot Sinel convinced the insurance company for the nursing home to pay us a large award. My sisters and I always knew that the medical negligence caused my father to suffer. The settlement gave us a feeling that the facility finally acknowledged their wrongdoing. My lawyers displayed a terrific balance of sensitivity with my family and aggressiveness with the defendants.Ana Brugeras, Queens, New York