What Are the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect?

Nursing homes have a duty to protect residents from threats of violence, as well as from neglect and other issues that may put their safety at risk. senior woman in hospital

Nursing home abuse and neglect is something that state and federal agencies take very seriously. If you have a family member who you believe is suffering at the hands of a nursing home, you should contact your local authorities immediately, as well as our personal injury attorneys.

Last month, it was announced that a Long Island nursing home was under investigation following the death of a 71-year-old resident. According to CBS New York, at the nursing home, the Medford Multicare Center, a few employees were recently charged in connection to the death of a resident.

On June 5, nine employees were arraigned on patient neglect and abuse charges, and for falsifying business records in connection to the October 2012 death of a resident.

On July 20, another resident died at the same nursing home and State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Office sent investigators to the facility to investigate the circumstances surrounding the resident’s death.

According to media reports, the family of the second resident to die said that the resident’s death certificate disputes the timeline of events that led to her casualty as told by the nursing home.

How Can I File an Injury Lawsuit Against a Nursing Home?

Aside from death, nursing home residents can suffer injuries because of neglect. Injuries to look out for can include bedsores, malnutrition or dehydration, head injuries and infections. All of these issues are painful and preventable.

Our firm represents people who have suffered nursing home injuries, as well as the family members of residents who have experienced neglect. Contact our Bergen County nursing home abuse attorneys today so that we may review your case and seek out damages.

Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. – Bergen County Injury Lawyers

KGG’s Corner: Bedsores are pressure ulcers that form when there is prolonged pressure on a person’s skin.

Source: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/08/01/long-island-nursing-home-under-fire-following-another-resident-death/


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