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How Much Is a Nursing Home Abuse Case Worth in NYC?

When you place your elderly family member in a nursing home, you’re putting a large amount of trust in the establishment and its staff to care for and respect them. When that trust is broken in the form of nursing home abuse—which occurs when a resident suffers harm or neglect—it can lead to serious illness, severe injury, psychological damage, and even death.If you’re thinking about taking Read More >>

How Much Time Do You Have to File A Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit in NY?

No one deserves to be abused, neglected, or victimized. Unfortunately, reports of elder abuse continue to rise around the world—yet there is not much being done to protect our elder population. While more and more public health agencies are spreading awareness of nursing home abuse, it’s still regularly occurring. It’s a devastating problem that deserves more attention by everyone in the Read More >>

State Attorney General’s Office Issues Subpoenas on Nursing Home

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the country, nursing home residents proved especially vulnerable to the deadly virus. In New York, the Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation reported 35 coronavirus-related deaths—a figure that was later found to be much lower than the real death toll. As a result, the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) has issued Read More >>

Why Does Nursing Home Abuse Happen in NYC?

Every day, thousands of nursing home residents are abused and neglected in NYC. Like most people, you may ask yourself how something so horrible can happen to innocent people. Until more meaningful conversations surrounding nursing home abuse can shine light on the deficiencies in long-term care, we must work together to protect our most vulnerable population. Not only do we need to know how to Read More >>

Steps for Reporting Nursing Home Abuse in NYC

Do you suspect your loved one is being abused at their nursing home? Do you have proof of mistreatment or evidence showing that essential care is being withheld from your loved one? Do not hesitate to take a stand and speak up against the nursing homes and caregivers that deliberately harm patients. The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) reports that approximately 84% of incidents are not Read More >>

Deciding Whether You Need an NYC Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Today, more than 1.4 million patients reside in nursing homes. Elderly residents are an exceptionally vulnerable group—with mental or physical disabilities leaving them more prone to abuse and neglect—leading to a particularly high number of cases. While it’s difficult to know for certain how many people are suffering from elder abuse in nursing homes, a comprehensive article published in The New Read More >>

How Understaffing Reduces the Quality of Care in NYC Nursing Homes

Understaffing in nursing homes is a true emergency in facilities around the country. The residents who rely on staff members to care for their physical and medical needs suffer when there’s not enough nursing staff to care for each one adequately. Eventually, understaffing in nursing homes leads to severe injuries or death.In New York, there is no law limiting the staff-to-resident ratio at Read More >>

What are Signs that Your Loved One Might be a Victim of Elder Abuse?

Approximately one in six Americans aged 60 or older has experienced some sort of abuse. Some have been abused in their own homes by family members or relatives, while others have been mistreated or neglected in nursing home facilities. Unfortunately, as elderly people grow older and weaker, they may be incapable of recognizing signs of abuse. Even if they do, they may not be able to clearly Read More >>

Family of Elderly Woman Awarded $550,000 Due To Fatal Bedsore Caused By Neglect at a Nassau County Nursing Home

The family of an elderly woman was recently awarded $550,000 because her negligent care at a Nassau County skilled nursing facility caused a bedsore that ultimately led to fatal infections. The settlement was negotiated by the nursing home abuse attorneys at the law firm of Dalli & Marino, LLP. LACK OF TURNING AND POSITIONING CAUSED BEDSORE TO WORSEN The 86-year-old patient was admitted with Read More >>

UPDATE: New Congressional Bill Would Ban Forced Arbitration Clauses In Nursing Home Contracts

Clauses Prevent Families From Suing a Facility in Court for Neglect and Abuse of a Loved One Last December, two members of Congress introduced a bill that would ban skilled nursing facilities from requiring residents to sign forced arbitration agreements before being admitted. These types of contracts protect a nursing home if your loved one suffers neglect or abuse in their facility. By signing, Read More >>