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Some Facts Concerning Nursing Home Neglect/ Abuse

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Nursing home neglect and abuse is one of the most concerning risks our aging population is facing. In New York alone a study published by Cornell University found that the overall number of instances of elder abuse was 24 times greater than the number of instances reported to the authorities. This represents 260,000 of New York’s elderly residents who fall victim to abuse every year.

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Wrongful Death in Nursing Homes

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Wrongful death in nursing homes may stem from a variety of sources such as the failure of nursing home staff to their job properly.

If your loved one was a victim of wrongful death in a nursing home, you may be able to bring a claim against the parties who may have caused the wrongful death.

In wrongful death lawsuits, those allowed to sue are called the “real parties in interest”. This may include:

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Types of Nursing Home Abuse

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Nursing home abuse is a problem that has caused a stigma on nursing homes. There are many types of abuse that take place in a nursing home. Some types of abuse can be difficult to spot. Therefore, loved ones should be vigilant in looking for any signs of abuse.

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Common Causes of Staircase Slip and Fall Accidents

Staircase slip and fall accident

Slip and fall accidents occur often. In fact, slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and lawsuits in the United States. Slip and fall accidents can happen for a variety of reasons and they can occur at any time. However, some of the most severe slip and fall incidents occur on stairways.

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