Manhattan Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
New York lawyers representing Manhattan victims of nursing home abuse or neglect
There are more than 500 nursing homes in the New York metropolitan area, and many of us depend on these facilities to provide proper care to ourselves or our loved ones. Unfortunately, some nursing home and assisted living facilities violate their legal duty to provide appropriate care and services to residents, resulting in serious injuries including fractures, head injuries, bedsores, sepsis and even death. With an office in Manhattan and another area location, Rich & Rich, P.C. fights for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. Whatever the specific misconduct involves, our experienced attorneys pursue full compensation for mistreated elderly residents of nursing homes in Manhattan and other locations in the five boroughs.
What are the most common types of nursing home abuse and neglect?
Throughout Manhattan and in other locations, we litigate claims related to various forms of nursing home abuse and neglect, such as:
- Failing to provide appropriate supervision, monitoring and assistance to residents with activities of daily living resulting in falls from bed, wheelchair, or while ambulating
- Failing to properly assess a resident’s risk for falls and to implement appropriate safety interventions to prevent accidents
- Failing to properly assess a resident’s ability to use a call bell to ask for assistance
- Failing to timely respond to a resident’s use of a call bell to ask for assistance
- Failing to properly assess a resident’s risk for developing bedsores or pressure ulcers and to implement appropriate interventions to prevent bedsores or pressure ulcers from developing
- Failing to provide pressure reducing surfaces for a resident’s bed and wheelchair to prevent bedsores or pressure ulcers from developing
- Failing to turn and position a resident at appropriate time intervals to prevent bed sores or pressure ulcers from developing
- Failing to properly treat bed sores and/or pressure ulcers resulting in deterioration of a resident’s wounds to a life threatening stage
- Failing to prevent bed sores and/or pressure ulcers from becoming infected and causing sepsis
- Failing to timely transfer a resident to a hospital
- Prescribing unnecessary and/or contraindicated medications to residents and failing to monitor for side effects/li>
For these cases and others, our attorneys have the experience to develop a strong legal argument on behalf of long term care facility victims.
What are the warning signs of nursing home abuse and neglect?
Many nursing home residents have difficulty communicating about the abuse or neglect they’ve endured at a long term care facility. This could be due to physical and/or cognitive limitations. If you suspect that your loved one is being abused or neglected, possible warning signs may include:
- Hip fractures or other broken bones
- Head Injuries’ & Subdural Hematoma
- Unexplained bruises or lacerations
- Bedsores or pressure ulcers
- Infections and viruses
In every case, we don’t collect attorney’s fees unless you receive compensation.
What are the rights of nursing home residents?
New York State grants specific rights to people living in nursing homes. Under this code, facilities and their employees are prohibited from engaging in various types of mistreatment, including:
- Physical, verbal, sexual and mental abuse
- Use of restraints against residents
- Infringement on a resident’s privacy rights
Our firm battles to hold nursing homes accountable when they violate these standards.
What kind of compensation can I get in a nursing home abuse or neglect claim?
Plaintiffs that are injured as a result of nursing home negligence or abuse may be entitled to recover damages for past and future pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses and other damages available under New York law. Plaintiffs that are injured as a result of the willful and/or reckless conduct of a nursing home facility may be able to obtain punitive damages as well.
Contact a proven Manhattan nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer to set up a consultation
Located in midtown Manhattan, the attorneys at Rich & Rich, P.C. advocate on behalf of nursing home and assisted living residents victimized by abuse and/or neglect. To make an appointment for a consultation, please call 347.696.7707 or contact us online.