New York Nursing Home Attorney
When our elderly loved ones are put in nursing homes, it is because they are vulnerable and cannot care for themselves. So when they are abused or neglected by the same people we trust to care for them, the injury is especially egregious.
Types of Abuse
Common types of nursing home injuries include:
- Medication errors;
- Wandering accidents and falls; or
- Weight loss from malnutrition or dehydration.
Causes of Abuse
Sometimes, abuse and negligence in nursing homes is perpetrated by staff members who are unqualified or who were only hired because the nursing home did not perform adequate background checks.
Not all nursing home negligence is caused by employees’ carelessness or willful neglect, of course. Sometimes, nursing homes do not hire sufficient staff to properly care for and monitor residents to ensure their wellbeing and safety, and both employees and residents suffer as a result.
Other causes of nursing home negligence may include:
- Lack of attention to residents’ needs;
- Resident-on-resident abuse;
- Poorly maintained medical equipment; or
- Unclean facilities.
Our elders have the right to a dignified life, and when that dignity is taken from them, the responsible parties deserve to be held liable. If your parents or other elderly loved ones have been subjected to abuse or neglect in a residential care center, please contact the dedicated and experienced attorneys at Ask Your Lawyer to schedule a consultation.
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