Nursing home negligence refers to a failure on the part of a nursing home or long-term care facility to provide the proper standard of care to a resident, resulting in harm or injury. This can include issues such as neglect, abuse, inadequate staffing, or failure to provide necessary medical care. Neglect can manifest in many ways, for example, failure to provide adequate nutrition, hydration, hygiene, or medical attention, or failure to protect residents from accidents. Negligence can also occur when a nursing home staff member or caregiver mistreats a resident, such as through physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. If you suspect that a loved one has been a victim of nursing home negligence, it is important to speak with an attorney who can investigate the matter and help protect the rights of the affected resident.
People living in nursing homes may be at risk for a variety of injuries due to a variety of factors, including:
These injuries can occur in any type of long-term care setting, not only nursing homes. It is important that long term care facilities have a good reputation, is properly staffed, and have proper protocols in place to prevent injuries and mistreatment.
You can make a complaint about a nursing home in New York. There are several ways to do so, including:
It’s always a good idea to keep records of any complaints you file and to follow up with the agency to ensure that your complaint is being investigated and that appropriate action is taken.
In New York, a nursing home negligence lawsuit can be filed against a nursing home or long-term care facility if the staff or management is found to have acted negligently or failed to provide the proper standard of care to a resident, resulting in harm or injury. This can include issues such as neglect, abuse, inadequate staffing, or failure to provide necessary medical care.
Yes. There are important and complex issues that need to be evaluated related to how the injury happened, who may be at fault, and what deadlines exist to bring a claim. If you believe that a loved one has been a victim of nursing home negligence in New York, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney who can review the specific details of your case and advise you on your legal options.
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