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What to Do If a Loved One Experiences a Serious Injury in a New York Nursing Home

Relocating a loved one into a long-term care facility is not an easy decision. It can be tough to release the care and well-being of our elderly family members into the hands of strangers, but it is often necessary to ensure they receive the care they need.

Nursing homes in New York are required to meet certain standards in order to keep their residents safe and healthy. Unfortunately, some New York long-term care facilities neglect, and even abuse, the family members we have entrusted in their care. If you have had a loved one suffer a serious injury in a New York nursing home, you should know that you have rights.

Common Injuries New York Nursing Home Residents Suffer

Nursing home residents are typically more susceptible to severe or fatal injuries, so it is imperative that staff fulfill their responsibilities with care. A single injury in a New York nursing home can be severe enough to cause a decline in health or the eventual death of a resident.

Some of the most common injuries seen in New York nursing homes include:

  • Bedsores
  • Choking
  • Injuries caused by falls, such as:
    • Broken bones
    • Head injuries
    • Internal injuries
  • Dehydration
  • Infection
  • Medication errors
  • Malnutrition

In some instances, injuries can be the result of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. Withdrawal, depression, anger, rejection of food, and fear are all signs someone may be suffering from physical, sexual, or emotional abuse.

Steps to Take After a Loved One Suffers an Injury in a New York Nursing Home

If your loved one has suffered a serious injury in a nursing home, call emergency services immediately. This will ensure that they get the medical assistance they need and allow you to document the incident with an official police report.

Nursing home abuse should also be reported to the Bureau of Adult Protective Services (APS). New York’s APS can investigate and assess your loved one’s needs and risk of harm. They also offer counseling, case management, and can assist with obtaining benefits for your loved one.

For more information about the responsibilities of New York nursing homes and reporting incidents in long-term care facilities, the New York Department of Health offers a Nursing Home Incident Reporting Manual.

If your loved one’s injury was due to the negligence of a nursing home or its staff, contact a nursing home injury lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced New York nursing home injury attorney can help you hold the responsible parties accountable for the damages they have caused you and your loved one.

Recoverable Damages for a New York Nursing Home Injury Accident

Through our extensive experience representing clients in New York nursing home injury cases, we have learned that careful assessment and preparation is crucial to helping victims and their families obtain financial compensation for damages such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical bills
  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional distress
  • Funeral expenses
  • Physical therapy
  • Loss of personal enjoyment
  • Reconstructive surgery

Contacting a New York nursing home injury lawyer is a must if you wish to receive your loved one’s due compensation for their suffering.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a New York Nursing Home Injury Lawyer Today

If nursing home staff have abused or failed to provide adequate care for your loved one, a Dalli & Marino nursing home injury lawyer can help you hold them accountable for the harm they have caused.

Our compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys have helped nursing home injury victims and their families defend their rights and protect their interests since 1996. Over the years, our verdicts and settlements have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.

To explore your legal options with a New York nursing home injury attorney, contact us to schedule your free case evaluation today. Our phone number is (888) 465-8790, or you may contact us online via our contact form. We also speak Spanish.

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