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Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers

The thought of it is disturbing, but abuse of the elderly occurs all too frequently. Although some of society’s most vulnerable people,  senior citizens rely on nursing homes to care for them and protect them from harm.

At the New York personal injury firm of Dalli & Marino, LLP, our New York City nursing home negligence lawyers can help you determine whether your loved one has been mistreated in a nursing home. The most common occurrences of nursing home abuse and neglect involve:

  • Failure to take reasonable precautions to prevent slip and fall injuries and other types of injuries
  • Failure to provide proper nutrition and hydration
  • Failure to assist in personal hygiene
  • Over- or under-medication
  • Overt physical and sexual abuse
  • Use of unwarranted chemical or physical restraints
  • Failure to provide medical care
  • Failure to prevent bed sores
  • Failure to prevent residents from leaving the facility
  • Wrongful death

Nursing home neglect takes many forms, but all of it is damaging in some way – emotionally, physically, or financially. As the elderly population increases and the social dynamics of our society begin to favor nursing home care over in-home care,  family members must be vigilant in protecting senior citizens from abuse. Knowing the signs of nursing home abuse and contacting a nursing home abuse lawyer if you know of or suspect your loved one is not being cared for properly is critical in the fight against nursing home abuse and neglect.

Understanding types of nursing home abuse may go a long way to preventing it in our society, or at the very least protecting your loved ones from suffering its consequences.

Anyone with a loved one in a nursing home or care facility wants to believe that their family member is receiving the best possible care. We all want to feel comfortable that the persons we have entrusted to care for our loved one are doing their jobs.

Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect occurs regularly.  Most nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities do not hire sufficient staff to care for all of the residents they accept. Worse, the neglect may go undetected because the victims are sometimes unable to understand or communicate abuse and because the perpetrators work hard to hide their wrongful or negligent acts. In the worst cases, victims are unable to share information because they did not survive the abuse.