New York City Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
Vulnerable nursing home residents often suffer in silence when subjected to negligence or physical abuse. If you know or suspect that an elder you love has suffered such abuse or neglect, the New York City medical malpractice attorneys of Rich & Rich, P.C. can help. We have the experience to identify the responsible parties and to hold them accountable.
Lawyers help obtain compensation for negligence or elder abuse in nursing home facilities
Nursing home neglect constitutes a breach of the trust families put in the individuals and institutions who are supposed to provide attentive care for their vulnerable elder family members. Though most facilities provide excellent care, far too many do not. When patients are physically injured in the process, we vigorously seek compensation for injuries such as:
- Pressure ulcers
- Decubitus ulcers
- Fractures and broken bones
- Head injuries
- Wrongful death
- Trip and fall accidents
- Unexplained bruises or injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Unsupervised wandering and elopement
Even if nursing home personnel deny that anything untoward has occurred, these conditions are often indicators of negligence or abuse. Our firm conducts a thorough investigation to identify patterns of negligence that can include:
- Failure to properly monitor and supervise
- Failure to provide timely treatment
- Failure to properly assess and care plan
- Failure to turn and reposition patients in bed or move them from wheelchairs
- Failure to provide assistive devices
- Falls from bed and wheelchairs caused by failure to implement safety interventions
- Inappropriate use of restraints
- Failure to update care plans
- Medication errors
Do not let fear or uncertainty prevent you from addressing the damage caused by nursing home abuse or neglect. In a free initial consultation, our attorneys provide comprehensive advice about the legal rights of nursing home residents and what you can expect to happen in your case.
Law firm assists clients suffering from malnutrition and improper medication
Negligent behavior by nursing home personnel can lead to serious cases of malnutrition, dehydration or harm caused by the improper administration of medication. This type of abuse and negligence can be difficult to detect, even by the victims themselves or attentive family members. Our attorneys understand the standard of care required and can review all of the relevant information to help secure a fair recovery that addresses the harm triggered by this type of negligence.
Contact a Manhattan nursing home abuse lawyer for a free initial consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured at a nursing home, reach out to the accomplished attorneys at Rich & Rich, P.C. for a free initial consultation at our Manhattan office. You can call us at 347.696.7707 or contact us online.