Nursing Home Negligence

Wheel chair at the hospital corridor. Black wheel chair at the corridor of hospital.

If you have a loved one at a nursing home, you expect him or her to be receiving the most professional, compassionate care possible. Unfortunately, this does not always occur.  Sometimes this neglect and abuse is the direct result of facilities cutting back on trained physicians, nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals, leaving too few adequately trained people to properly care for a large amount of residents.  Here are some examples of nursing home negligence and abuse:

  • Failure to implement fall precautions
  • Bedsores and ulcers
  • Infections and gangrene
  • General neglect
  • Malnutrition
  • Injuries from improper management of dementia
  • Injuries and even death resulting from patients allowed to wander unsupervised

In 1975, the State of New York passed Public Health Law (PHL) Section 2801-d to protect residents from nursing home neglect.  This law provides a nursing home resident with a private right of action against a nursing home to enforce rights or benefits established for the resident’s well-being, unless the facility can prove that it acted reasonably to prevent and limit the deprivation and resulting injury. This statute allows nursing home residents, or in the case of wrongful death, their estates, to pursue justice for harm caused by nursing home neglect.

We are prepared to represent those injured by neglect in a nursing home by pursuing all responsible parties to root out the cause or causes for the neglect, and vigorously seek compensation for those that have been injured.   Please contact us to speak with an attorney regarding your nursing home negligence matter at no charge to you.

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