Nursing Home Injury Lawyer
Nursing homes residents are extremely vulnerable, and are often victims of abuse and neglect. The following are some common examples of nursing home accident cases:
Nursing Home Slip & Fall Injuries
Slip and falls - Nursing homes are often short staffed. They are run by for profit corporations that do everything possible to increase profit margins to benefit the shareholders. This often translates into severe staffing shortages which can lead to residents not getting the help they need. Unattended residents, especially those with dementia, are at a high risk of falling. Failure to tend to these individuals can result in falls with catastrophic injuries.
Bed Sores From Nursing Home Neglect
Bed sores/Decubitus (pressure) ulcers - When someone is left in bed for too long in the same position, they are prone to sustaining an ulcer due to the pressure of the body upon a contact point with the bed. The most common areas on the body for bed sores to appear are the tailbone or buttocks, shoulder blades, spine, and backs of arms and legs where they rest against a chair.
Elderly Physical or Sexual Abuse
Physical/Sexual abuse - There have been cases where nursing home residents are subjected to criminal physical and sexual abuse by nursing home staff. When this occurs, the nursing home owners can be held vicariously responsible for the acts of the employees.
Do You Have A NYC Nursing Home Abuse Claim?
If you suspect that a loved one has been abused or neglected in a New York nursing home, it is very important to speak with a skilled New York nursing home attorney today.