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New York Bill May Strengthen Protections for Long-Term Care Facilities

When you put your loved one in the care of a nursing home facility, you rely on the caregivers to monitor your family member and prevent any potential injuries and other ailments. Unfortunately, some long-term care facilities fail to provide adequate oversight for your loved one, leaving them vulnerable. The COVID-19 pandemic emphasized and exposed these issues.

Thousands of nursing home resident deaths during the pandemic have shown that New York lawmakers need to take action to support those living in long-term care facilities. With the new bill hitting Governor Hochul’s desk, nursing homes would have stronger protections for their residents. If you suspect a caregiver has abused or neglected your loved one, you have the right to contact our trustworthy team at Dalli & Marino, LLP.

How Will the Bill Help Protect Nursing Home Residents?

The new bill proposed by New York legislation would provide stronger protections for long-term care residents because it gives facilities more robust ombudsman programs. These programs appoint officials to investigate complaints made by the residents. The bill would require facilities to make ombudsman visits public along with an annual report of complaints the facility received.

These policies would help protect nursing home residents and their families in the following ways:

  • Ombudsman programs give residents a stronger voice by ensuring their complaints are heard and addressed.
  • The bill gives ombudsman programs more funding so they can be more effective.
  • Public reports give residents and their families access to accurate information about their facility.
  • This public information can show residents, their families, and the facilities themselves which problems come up most frequently and what systemic changes can be made to improve the lives of residents.

With these increased protections in place, nursing home residents can have better advocates that ensure their voices are heard. These measures will not only help those currently living in nursing homes but also give future residents more peace of mind.

How Can a Lawyer Help in a Nursing Home Abuse Case?

According to New York’s bill of rights for nursing home residents, those living in these facilities have the right to be free from abuse and neglect and have access to an easy-to-use complaint system. If a caregiver or other employee has violated any of a resident’s rights, you may want to contact one of our lawyers to fight for the justice you deserve.

Our team at Dalli & Marino, LLP, dedicates themselves to serving nursing home residents and their families. We may be able to support you and your case in the following ways:

  • Listening to your story and tracking important details
  • Conducting a thorough investigation of your case
  • Gathering evidence like medical records and witness testimony
  • Answering your legal questions
  • Keeping your medical bills and other important information organized
  • Filing your claim correctly and within the statute of limitations
  • Negotiating for a fair settlement

We are committed to advocating for you in and outside of court to help you recover damages, which may include medical bills, medications, and emotional distress.

Consult a Knowledgeable Nursing Home Abuse Attorney at Dalli & Marino, LLP

While legislators are working to put stronger policies in place for nursing homes to address complaints and be transparent, some residents may still experience abuse and neglect. In these cases, the at-fault party should be held accountable for their behavior, and you deserve high-quality representation to help you do so.

At Dalli & Marino, LLP, we have been providing award-winning services for over 25 years. We have the experience and skills to fight for you and your family. Our compassionate, trustworthy team of lawyers is prepared to listen to your story and achieve the best outcome possible. For a free consultation, fill out our contact form or call us at (888) 465-8790.

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