New York City Nursing Home Negligence Attorney Fighting to Help Protect Seniors
The decision to place a spouse or family member in a nursing home is one that many people do not take lightly. It often comes after extensive research and discussion, as well as onsite visits, to ensure that your loved one is safe and adequately cared for. But, unfortunately, not all nursing homes and their employees live up to their responsibilities, putting residents at risk of injury and even death. That is where the New York City nursing home negligence lawyer at Miklos Law come in.
What is Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse?
Nursing home negligence occurs when home operators and staff do not live up to their legal responsibility to meet residents’ basic needs and keep facilities safe for residents and others.
Nursing homes and their employees are subject to a certain “standard of care” under New York law. They are expected to exercise reasonable care to avoid injury to residents. That includes ensuring residents are fed and bathed, get prescribed medication, are protected from slips and falls or rolling out of their beds, are not unnecessarily restrained, and do not develop bed sores, among other obligations.
Some common forms of nursing home negligence include:
- Pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers, and bed sores
- Urinary tract infections due to prolonged indwelling foley catheter
- Failure to arrange for specialty care
- Failing to properly provide food and water
- Refusing to help residents use the bathroom or to clean up accidents
- Neglecting to administer medication
- Improperly administering medication
- Ignoring resident complaints or concerns
- Neglecting to report injuries and illnesses
- Inadequate security
How a New York City Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Can Help
If your loved one has been injured or died due to nursing home neglect or abuse, you have the right to take action against the home and staff. The good news is that you do not need to go it alone. A New York City nursing home abuse lawyer at Miklos Law will help you fight back.
We have a track record of successful results for clients in these and other cases. We will take the time to understand your particular situation and craft an approach tailored to your individual goals and needs. We will thoroughly investigate who is to blame and build the most robust possible case for money damages. We are pleased to represent clients throughout New York City, including in Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island. We also serve clients in nearby counties such as Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with a New York City nursing home negligence attorney. Se Habla Espanol.