All too often, patients in our nursing homes develop pressure ulcers (sometimes referred to as decubitis ulcers or bedsores) which can develop into a severe infection, horrible pain and possibly death. Unfortunately, these pressure sores develop as a result of poor care and neglect on behalf of the nursing home.

The main cause of a pressure sore is exactly what it sounds like. Pressure sores develop primarily as a result of constant pressure being applied to susceptible tissues and bony prominences. The majority of pressure sores occur on the lower part of the body primarily to the sacrum area, coccyx and heels. The severity of the pressure sores range from a stage I, which is similar to a small abrasion with redness, to a stage IV, which is a full thickness tissue loss which progresses all the way to the bone. The stage IV pressure sores carry a higher risk of a localized wound infection and possibly sepsis which can result in death.

In order to help prevent nursing home abuse and reduce the risk of nursing home patients developing preventable pressure sores, the Federal Government passed specific regulations that nursing homes are required to follow. As you may know, patients at nursing homes are often recipients of Medicaid and Medicare benefits. In order for the nursing homes to receive monetary assistance from the Federal and State Government, they must follow the regulations passed by the Federal Government as well as the laws in the State of New York.

Continue reading

It is incumbent upon all operators of motor vehicles within the State of New York to make sure that their vehicles have the requisite coverage in liability situations. This includes not only bodily injury coverage, but also coverage for property damage. These items are mandatory under the New York Insurance Law. The current minimum for liability coverages are 25/50/25. These are interpreted as $25,000 for one person in an accident; $50,000 for two or more people per accident; and $25,000 in property damage coverage. It must be recognized that these are minimum levels of coverage.

Additionally, under the no-fault scheme there is a requirement for $50,000 of basic no-fault coverage (PIP coverage). There can, however, be a deductible on a no-fault policy. There is also a requirement under a minimum policy for there to be $25,000 of uninsured motorist (UM) coverage.

The law of New York is clear that it is the owner/operator’s responsibility to know the liability limits that have been sold to them by the insurance company.

It is recommended that the owner of a motor vehicle today carry more than the mandatory minimum limits. Appropriate limits are defined by the need for coverage. However, given the price of cars today one can envision that $25,000 in property damage coverage for an at-fault accident is below that which would be paid for property damage to an expensive vehicle.

Continue reading

Syracuse Car Accident Lawyer Jeffrey Pomeroy

Admitted To Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2010

Jeffrey G. Pomeroy, Esq. has recently been admitted to membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum consists of prestigious trial lawyers in the United States and is limited to attorneys who have won a million dollar verdict or settlement. His admission is based upon a recent settlement in excess of one million dollars involving a complex tractor-trailer/automobile collision.

» Click for a FREE Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, call on the New York personal injury lawyers of Greene & Reid. Call us toll free at (800) 886-9665 or simply complete a free online consultation form, and one of our attorneys will contact you to discuss your accident and answer your questions, free of charge. Greene & Reid has successfully advocated for clients in CortlandSyracuse, and Watertown.

Our New York injury lawyers handle cases in the areas of auto accidentbirth injuryboating accidentbrain injuryconstruction accidentconsumer frauddrug injuriesdog bites,insurance disputesmotorcycle accidentnursing home abuseslip and fall accident, andwrongful death.

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyer Jeffrey Pomeroy

Admitted To The State of Pennsylvania Bar, 2010

Jeffrey G. Pomeroy, Esq. has recently been admitted as a member to the State of Pennsylvania Bar.

With Mr. Pomeroy’s admission to the State of Pennsylvania Bar, Greene & Reid is now able to handle cases in the State of Pennsylvania in the areas of our specialty including automobile, motorcycle and tractor trailer collision, slip and fall and wrongful death.

» Click for a FREE Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, call on the New York personal injury lawyers of Greene & Reid. Call us toll free at (800) 886-9665 or simply complete a free online consultation form, and one of our attorneys will contact you to discuss your accident and answer your questions, free of charge. Greene & Reid has successfully advocated for clients in CortlandSyracuse, and Watertown.

Our New York injury lawyers handle cases in the areas of auto accidentbirth injuryboating accidentbrain injuryconstruction accidentconsumer frauddrug injuriesdog bites,insurance disputesmotorcycle accidentnursing home abuseslip and fall accident, andwrongful death.

Reid Presents Arbitration and Mediation CLE

2007

James E. Reid, Managing Partner, presented a Continuing Legal Education seminar to members of the Onondaga County Bar Association. The presentation was on the topic of Arbitration and Mediation of Personal Injury Cases.

» Click for Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, call on the New York personal injury lawyers of Greene & Reid. Call us toll free at (800) 886-9665 or simply complete a free online consultation form, and one of our attorneys will contact you to discuss your accident and answer your questions, free of charge. Greene & Reid has successfully advocated for clients in CortlandSyracuse, and Watertown.

Our New York injury lawyers handle cases in the areas of auto accidentbirth injuryboating accidentbrain injuryconstruction accidentconsumer frauddrug injuriesdog bites,insurance disputesmotorcycle accidentnursing home abuseslip and fall accident, andwrongful death.

Reid Asked to Speak at CLE Seminar

2007

National Business Institute has asked Managing Partner James E. Reid to speak at a seminar entitled, “Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients.” The seminar will be held in Syracuse on August 28, 2007.

» Click for Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, call on the New York personal injury lawyers of Greene & Reid. Call us toll free at (800) 886-9665 or simply complete a free online consultation form, and one of our attorneys will contact you to discuss your accident and answer your questions, free of charge. Greene & Reid has successfully advocated for clients in CortlandSyracuse, and Watertown.

Our New York injury lawyers handle cases in the areas of auto accidentbirth injuryboating accidentbrain injuryconsumer frauddrug injuriesdog bitesinsurance disputesmotorcycle accidentnursing home abuseslip and fall accident, and wrongful death.

Greene & Reid, PLLC, Supports 100 Holes for Kids

Personal Injury Lawyers serving Syracuse & Watertown, New York

2007

The McMann-Ryan Child Advocacy site and presenting sponsor, the Sugarman Law Firm, LLP, invited Greene & Reid, PLLC, to participate as a sponsor of the McMann-Ryan Child Advocacy Program, which benefits programs and services for children. Greene & Reid was pleased to sponsor the cocktail reception for this most worthwhile endeavor.

Partner James E. Reid stated that the McMann-Ryan Child Advocacy site does outstanding work for the youth who have been abused in our community. €We were honored that the event sponsor, the Sugarman Law Firm, invited us to participate in this most worthy event,” he noted.

» Click for Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, call on the New York personal injury lawyers of Greene & Reid. Call us toll free at (800) 886-9665 or simply complete a free online consultation form, and one of our attorneys will contact you to discuss your accident and answer your questions, free of charge. Greene & Reid has successfully advocated for clients in CortlandSyracuse, and Watertown.

Our New York injury lawyers handle cases in the areas of auto accidentbirth injuryboating accidentbrain injuryconstruction accidentconsumer frauddrug injuriesdog bites,insurance disputesmotorcycle accidentnursing home abuseslip and fall accident, andwrongful death.

James E. Reid Named as One of the Best Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America

Personal Injury Lawyers serving Syracuse & Watertown, New York

2007

Law Dragon, a national evaluation organization, has selected partner James E. Reid as one of the outstanding plaintiff’s lawyers in America. Mr. Reid was notified of his selection for this distinct honor in January 2007.

 

 

» Click for Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, call on the New York personal injury lawyers of Greene & Reid. Call us toll free at (800) 886-9665 or simply complete a free online consultation form, and one of our attorneys will contact you to discuss your accident and answer your questions, free of charge. Greene & Reid has successfully advocated for clients in CortlandSyracuse, and Watertown.

Our New York injury lawyers handle cases in the areas of auto accidentbirth injuryboating accidentbrain injuryconstruction accidentconsumer frauddrug injuriesdog bites,insurance disputesmotorcycle accidentnursing home abuseslip and fall accident, andwrongful death.

James E. Reid Selected for Admission to Knights of the Bar

2007

Knights of the Bar is an elite membership of the very best lawyers in the profession. Membership is by invitation only, based on recommendation. Attorneys are selected after a careful review of their leadership, excellence, and achievement in the practice of law. Selection criteria are rigorous, and fewer than three percent of all attorneys in practice will qualify.

» Click for Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, call on the New York personal injury lawyers of Greene & Reid. Call us toll free at (800) 886-9665 or simply complete a free online consultation form, and one of our attorneys will contact you to discuss your accident and answer your questions, free of charge. Greene & Reid has successfully advocated for clients in CortlandSyracuse, and Watertown.

Our New York injury lawyers handle cases in the areas of auto accidentbirth injuryboating accidentbrain injuryconstruction accidentconsumer frauddrug injuriesdog bites,insurance disputesmotorcycle accidentnursing home abuseslip and fall accident, andwrongful death.