Nursing Home Negligence in New York
New York residents send their elders and loved ones to nursing homes so that someone will take care of them at all times. Unfortunately, nursing home negligence occurs in some of the very facilities in which New Yorkers place their trust. If you have a loved one in a nursing facility who has been victimized or abused, you can contact a New York nursing home negligence lawyer to obtain restitution for your family’s suffering. Nursing home negligence is against the law, and justice can come to families who take proactive steps to report it.
What Is Nursing Home Negligence?
Nursing home negligence is a broad topic that covers a wide variety of harmful acts. Nursing home negligence can include a failure to perform an action, such as turning over a patient in bed on a regular basis to avoid bed sores. A facility may be guilty of neglect if a caretaker refuses to feed or bathe a patient or if a staff member or community member takes advantage of a patient’s finances. Some examples of blatant nursing home negligence include verbally abusing patients, physically assaulting patients and having inappropriate sexual relations with patients.
Additional Statistical Information on Nursing Home Negligence
- More than half of the neglect instances that occur in nursing homes include the failure to treat pain. The neglect may come from the fact that many facilities are understaffed. Understaffing does not excuse the neglect, however.
- More than 20 percent of nursing home abuse cases involve emotional abuse. Emotional abuse includes actions such as ignoring a person, scolding a person, or withdrawing affections from a person.
- More than 16 percent of nursing home abuse cases involve physical contact, and 3 percent of the cases involve sexual abuse.
What You Can Do for Your Loved One
Some victims of abuse have a difficult time admitting the occurrences or are unable to communicate these grotesque offenses. If you feel as if your family member or loved one has been abused, then you should consult with a nursing home abuse lawyer to get someone fighting on your side. Signs of abuse include behavioral changes, isolation, withdrawn looks, bed sores, appetite changes and more. A New York nursing home negligence lawyer can help your family member to put back the pieces of his or her life with dignity. The person may receive monetary compensation for the pain, suffering, and losses that occurred inside the facility.
Contact New York Nursing Home Attorney – David B. Lever
If you or a loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse or neglect be sure to contact the Law Office of David B. Lever to schedule a consultation. David B. Lever is here to answer your calls. He is a personal injury lawyer with over 24 years of experience. He can fight the nursing home facility on your loved one’s behalf and you may be entitled to compensation for any trauma that your family has suffered due to negligence.
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