A recently released New York State report concerning Nursing Home Abuse has emphasized the abhorrent conditions present in many nursing homes in New York State. In response to this, Jacoby & Meyers LLP has formed a Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Elder Law Lawyers Group to address these issues.
EXAMPLES OF NURSING HOME NEGLECT OR ABUSE MAY INCLUDE:
- Withholding of food from patient
- Patient has no access to water
- Errors in dispensing medication, or not dispensing it at all
- Poor toileting facilities or lack of bathroom assistance
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Inadequate daily care and grooming
- Ignoring of patient
- Lack of socialization leading to depression
- Humiliation or mocking; verbal abuse
- Elder abuse from other nursing home residents
- Financial exploitation (stealing money, checks, credit cards, or belongings)
- Sexual abuse
Placing a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility can be one of the most difficult decisions for a family member to make. When we finally select a facility that can give the kind of round-the-clock assistance our elderly family member needs, we hope that they will be well-taken care of. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect is a frequent occurrence in nursing homes throughout New York and New Jersey.
If a facility is understaffed, or the staff on duty is not sufficiently trained or properly screened, your loved one could become a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect. If this happens, you should seek out a nursing home abuse lawyer immediately. Elderly residents suffering from abuse or neglect are often deprived of basic needs and suffer horrible emotional and physical abuse.
When nursing home abuse occurs, your loved one may suffer serious injuries, including starvation, dehydration, and bed sores that may lead to deep physical wounds and/or infections. Elderly residents with severe medical problems can become victims because they are unable to communicate that they are suffering, and the same goes for emotional abuse.
Selecting Jacoby & Meyers to pursue a nursing home abuse/neglect claim means you will have experienced nursing home abuse lawyers ready to fight for you and your family. If you suspect someone you know has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, it’s important to get representation immediately. Fill out a free evaluation today.
Sometimes abuse and neglect to your elderly loved one in their nursing home may result in death. In these cases, it’s important to contact our wrongful death attorneys to receive the compensation you deserve.