Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Lawyers
At The Marcowitz Law Firm, we take nursing home negligence very seriously. Studies and surveys have shown that over 40 percent of nursing home residents have reported abuse, and 95 percent have reported neglect. These statistics are why we must continue to fight for change, and for the protection of our most vulnerable citizens.
Nursing home negligence is entirely preventable. If you or someone you love has experienced symptoms of abuse or neglect you may be entitled to significant compensation.
Some Symptoms of Neglect can Include:
- Bedsores (Pressure Ulcers)
- Poor Hygiene
- Medication Errors
Serious Complications of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
When patients at a New York nursing home are neglected or abused for longer periods of time, more serious complications can occur. A few examples include:
- Serious Injuries (unexplained bruising, broken bones, welts)
- Wrongful Death
Additional Warning Signs of Mistreatment in a New York Nursing Home
Sometimes the symptoms of neglect or abuse are less obvious. However, if you notice any of the following conditions, it could signal an issue that a New York nursing home lawyer should review:
- Patient becomes visibly upset, withdrawn, or non-communicative around facility staff
- Unexplained weight loss
- Mouth sores or dental difficulties
- Unexplained cuts or gashes
- Unusual behavior such as not wanting to be touched, biting or rocking
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), any actions (or inactions) that fail to meet an elderly person’s basic needs constitute nursing home negligence. It is our aim at The Marcowitz Law Firm to make sure that you and your family receive the maximum protection under the law, and that justice is served.
Get Justice for New York Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Cases
Call us today at 718-529-4040 for your free consultation.