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White Plains Nursing Home Negligence Attorney

When we send our loved ones to nursing homes, we place our trust in the hands of the facility that someone will always take care of them. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, as numerous reports of negligence in long-term care facilities have plagued New York.

If someone you love is in the care of a nursing facility in New York and has suffered neglect or abuse, a Lever & Ecker, PLLC attorney can help you hold the negligent party or parties accountable for their actions, or inaction.  Our nursing home negligence lawyers in White Plains, New York, have over 60 years of combined experience helping families seek justice for injuries suffered in nursing homes.

How Do You Know if a New York Nursing Home Resident is Being Neglected or Abused?

Some victims of abuse have difficulty admitting how they have been treated or are unable to communicate their abuse or neglect. It is not uncommon for residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities to feel too sick, afraid, or traumatized to report abuse or neglect, often leaving it to go unreported and unnoticed.

Thankfully, there are signs that your loved one may be suffering abuse or neglect that you can look out for, such as:

  • Appetite changes
  • Bedsores or ulcers
  • Behavioral changes
  • Broken bones or fractures
  • Bruising
  • Dehydration
  • Emotional outbursts
  • Head injuries
  • Malnutrition
  • Poor hygiene upkeep
  • Rapid weight loss or gain
  • Social isolation
  • Unsanitary living conditions
  • Withdrawn looks

Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores, are among the most common warning signs of nursing home neglect. Care facility staff must ensure residents do not remain in a chair for longer than 3-4 hours, and must reposition immobile residents every ninety minutes to two hours to prevent the development of these painful sores. If left untreated, pressure ulcers can break open and become infected or travel deep into the muscle, and even the bone.

If you feel as if your family member or loved one has been neglected or abused, then you should consult with a nursing home abuse lawyer to get someone fighting on your side. A White Plains nursing home negligence lawyer can help your family member put back the pieces of their life with their dignity intact. Many victims of nursing home negligence can receive monetary compensation for the pain, suffering, and other losses they suffered inside the facility.

Types of Nursing Home Negligence in New York

Instances of negligence in long-term care facilities in New York include:

  • Providing insufficient food or water
  • Inadequate bathing
  • Taking advantage of a patient’s finances
  • Verbal abuse
  • Physical assault
  • Sexual abuse
  • Failure to treat pain
  • Emotional abuse
  • Medication errors

One of the most common contributing factors of nursing home neglect or abuse is understaffing. Understaffed nursing homes do not have the labor to provide adequate care for their residents. The employees working at understaffed facilities are also often overworked or stressed and may take out their frustrations on the residents. At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we do not take nursing home negligence lightly and we fight aggressively for the rights of victims injured in care facilities.

How Can You Help a Loved One Suffering from Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect in New York?

If you think someone you love could be suffering from abuse or neglect in a New York nursing home, you may be able to hold the facility and its staff accountable for their wrongdoing by pursuing legal action. A personal injury claim can help make things right for your family and force the nursing home to hold its staff to a higher standard so that other residents do not suffer the same fate as your loved one in the future.

For a personal injury claim to be successful, negligence will need to be established. You can help provide proof of a nursing home facility’s negligence by:

  • Taking photos of your loved one’s injuries
  • Photographing their environment (unclean or unsafe conditions)
  • Speaking with your loved one about the importance of telling their story
  • Providing any other evidence that may be helpful.

As the population grows older each year, more and more people enter assisted care facilities. With so many people calling these places home, it becomes increasingly important to hold them accountable when they fail to keep our loved ones safe.

Contact a White Plains, New York Nursing Home Negligence Attorney

If nursing home personnel have violated your loved one’s rights or failed to satisfy the duty of care owed to your loved one, speak with a Lever & Ecker, PLLC nursing home negligence lawyer. Our legal team has extensive experience helping people in situations just like yours seek justice for their loved ones. We can help you establish the negligent party and file a personal injury claim for the damages your family has suffered at the hands of a nursing home facility.

Our lawyers are passionate about helping families get the justice they need. We are here whenever you need us, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we offer bilingual legal representation for our Spanish-speaking clients. We never collect a fee unless we successfully obtain compensation for your family’s damages. Complete our contact form or call us today at (914) 288-9191 or (718) 933-3632 to begin discussing your legal options with a Lever & Ecker, PLLC attorney for free.

 

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