Nursing Home Injuries

Legal Help In Nursing Home Negligence Claims

When we place a family member in a nursing home, we have a right to expect that our loved one will receive attentive and compassionate care. If your family member suffered an injury due to neglect or abuse, you may have a case of negligence against the nursing home.

The personal injury lawyers of Getz & Braverman, P.C., offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. For more than 40 years, our law firm has helped families in the Bronx and throughout New York City obtain compensation for substandard care in nursing homes and assisted living and long-term care facilities.

What Is Nursing Home Negligence?

Nursing homes in New York are required to meet a standard of care regarding resident health, comfort and social life. When a nursing home is understaffed or staffed inappropriately, residents may pay the price. The following are examples of injuries that can result from neglect or abuse:

  • Bedsores (caused by failing to periodically reposition an immobile patient)
  • Assaults by residents or staff
  • Overmedication
  • Undermedication
  • Falls resulting in fractures
  • Elopement or wandering away from the facility
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Injuries caused by restraints
  • Failure to respond appropriately to medical needs

When a resident is injured, he or she may be unable or unwilling to speak up for himself or herself. It is usually a family member who first comes to us with concerns about the treatment his or her loved one is receiving in a nursing home.

Nursing home negligence claims are legally and medically complex. That is why it is important to speak to an attorney about your case as soon as possible.

Contact Our Manhattan Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

If a doctor's mistakes caused you harm, please call us at 718-618-5567 or toll free at 877-419-3070 or contact us online. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your options and explain how we can help. Our Bronx nursing home injury lawyers represent clients throughout the New York metropolitan area.

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