The Law Office of Bruce W. Slane, P.C.
Nursing home negligence and abuse is a huge violation of trust and integrity. Bruce W. Slane, our New York nursing home negligence lawyer, handles claims and lawsuits against nursing home providers in the state of New York. He has helped numerous victims and loved ones recover verdicts and settlements to compensate for injuries and pain suffered.
When you choose a nursing home provider, you are putting complete trust and faith in them to take care of your loved ones. The thought of a nursing home breaking its promise is incredibly unsettling, when elderly are unable to protect themselves properly against abuse or neglect.
Nursing Homes are Responsible For Their Staff
Nursing homes are responsible for their employees actions when taking care of your loved ones. Because of this, the nursing home is responsible if a staff member abuses or neglects your loved one. In addition, nursing homes should take extra precaution in who they hire and implement hiring procedures, like background checks for prior abusive behavior.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Noticing the signs and symptoms of nursing home abuse early can save your loved one from ongoing and continuous abuse. Here are some things to look for:
- Bedsores or cuts
- Weight loss
- Loss of hair
- Poor hygiene
- Torn or blood clothes or bedding
Many of the signs of nursing home abuse or neglect are not always apparent though. It is important to speak with your loved ones and see if they are unresponsive or emotionally withdrawn. In addition, when you visit your loved one in the nursing home, you can take notice of staff behavior, delays in access to your loved one, or general tone and feeling among other residents. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse an also take the form of sexual abuse or rape.
Failure to Provide Proper Medical Care
Nursing homes are required to provide proper medical care for their residents. However, this often is overlooked and elderly patients become sick, suffer severe and preventable illnesses, and even die. Some instances of inadequate medical care include:
- Failure to timely and properly notify the physician of changes in the resident’s condition
- Failure to timely transfer the resident to a hospital or timely obtain emergency care
- Failure to provide proper medical and/or nursing care
Responding to medical care and needs in a timely and professional manner is important for the health and quality of life for residents. If you believe your loved one was not taken care of properly, contact us today.
What to Do If You Suspect Abuse or Neglect
If you notice any signs of nursing home neglect or abuse, it is important to act on it. You should contact management of the nursing home. By law, nursing homes are required to address concerns about resident treatment and look into the matter. If you think there is an immediate danger, you can call 911, however it is often best to consult with the nursing home first unless the danger is obvious and immediate.
In addition, you should speak with a New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer. Bruce W. Slane can advise you on the best course of action for you and your loved ones. Our New York nursing home attorney, Bruce Slane, can help you determine if you have a valid claim for nursing home abuse or neglect. If you do have a claim, he will help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Please contact Bruce W. Slane today by filling out the form to the right or calling at 1-800-975-7703. Your initial consultation is free of charge. At The Law Office of Bruce W. Slane, PC, we care for our clients. Our dedication, hard work and skill has contributed to an outstanding record of success resulting in maximum financial recoveries.