Nursing Home Negligence
Our population is aging. More and more people are being placed in the care of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. In most cases, these facilities offer appropriate care to their residents, ensuring that residents receive the food, medical care and activities that they need to thrive. However, there are some nursing homes and nursing home personnel who do not follow the law, cutting corners and causing injuries to their residents.
Are you or a loved one the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse? Chances are, you are not alone. Do not let the nursing home get away with it. Contact our New York City nursing home negligence attorneys today to discuss your case.
Our Commitment to Public Safety: Our New York City nursing home abuse lawyers are dedicated to making nursing homes safer for residents. By holding negligent and abusive nursing homes accountable for the injuries they cause, we help safeguard others from having to experience the same trauma.
When held accountable, nursing homes quickly realize that there is more profit in treating people the right way. Our civil justice system not only helps nursing home residents who have been harmed; it also encourages nursing homes to give better care to all of their patients.
Federal statutes and guidelines for Medicare require certain levels of nursing home care, such as:
- Maintaining sufficient nursing staff
- Creating a comprehensive care assessment for each nursing home resident
- Providing treatment for incontinent residents
- Maintaining good nutrition and hygiene
- Adequately supervising residents and providing assistive devices when necessary
- Giving sufficient medical care and medication
The Value of a Nursing Home Claim
Our society values personal injury claims differently. For example, injuries to a child or young adult (who faces a lifetime of pain) can be viewed as more important than injuries to the elderly or infirmed who are confined to nursing homes. Because of this problem, the New York and federal legislatures have enacted separate laws that make it possible for older people and people with disabilities to recover fair compensation for neglect or abuse in their nursing home or other long-term care facility.
New York has a public health law that specifically applies to nursing homes. This law ensures that there is full and proper accountability for nursing homes that do not give proper care to their residents. The law refuses to let nursing homes rely on the fact that the plaintiff is elderly or has a mental disability. So do we.
Now is the time to act on malnutrition, bed sores, dehydration, medication errors, and other signs of negligence. Call our New York City nursing home negligence attorneys at 212-227-6260 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a free consultation about the nursing home abuse or neglect that you have experienced.