The terms elder abuse, nursing home abuse, and nursing home accident are becoming more common terms to hear as our population ages and the number of patients entering these homes and facilities increases. As New York Nursing Home Lawyers, we are constantly involved in representing patients and their family members in relation to accidents in these facilities. We represent victims of Nursing Home Abuse and Elder neglect through out New York including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester. We are available to meet with you and your family in New York City, Personal Injury Attorney Rockland County. If you can’t make to one of our locations, we are happy to come to you.
Elder care facilities, such as nursing homes and long-term care facilities are routinely understaffed with underpaid and poorly trained employees. In-home care attendants such as nurse’s aides and home companions, have been shown to lack diligence in the care of the elderly, preventing injuries, insuring proper medications are taken and be attentive to the patient who is susceptible to falls.
While many nursing homes provide excellent care, far too many do not. Nursing home residents may suffer physically and emotionally from abusive, neglectful situations. The results of neglectful treatment in nursing homes may range from painful bedsores, dehydration, malnutrition or even broken bones related to falls. These medical conditions diminish our loved ones quality of life and can even premature death. For family members and loved ones, identifying nursing home abuse can be a challenging and frustrating process with patients often unable to speak for themselves. In order to be eligible for Medicare or Medicaid, nursing homes and long-term care facilities must comply with certain federal regulations and laws. These regulations and laws set out in detail the type and quality of care that residents in these facilities must receive.
Injuries may also occur during the transportation of patients to and from the facility for routine medical care, dialysis or for hospitalization. Ambulances and “ambulettes” must insure for the safe transport of patients to and from these facilities. Patients should be properly restrained in the vehicle and properly loaded and unloaded so as not to cause injury.
Personal Injury Attorney Rockland County focuses on the area of nursing home abuse and New York Nursing Home Accident Law. We are highly competent in handling these claims. We are dedicated to ending nursing home abuse and neglect and helping you address the concerns you may have concerning your family members treatment. We personally understand your desire to preserve the dignity and quality of life of your family member while they are in patient residents in these facilities. We are proud members of the National Citizen Coalition for Nursing Home Reform and the Long Island and New York City Chapters of the National Alzheimer’s Association. Personal Injury Attorney Rockland County has repeatedly handled nursing home abuse and neglect cases, home health care aide cases, injuries and death occurring during transportation of the elderly and other medical and care mistakes. Our firm is equipped to handle the complicated medical and legal aspects surrounding these claims.
If you suspect an elderly loved one has been a victim of abuse and neglect, please call us at (845) 335-4345 or visit us on the web at http://personalinjuryattorneyrocklandcounty.com/