NY Nursing Home Injury Center

How Much Money Is a Nursing Home Case Worth?

When a family brings a loved one to a nursing home, they are placing an immense amount of trust in the long-term care facility and its staff to provide exceptional care and attention, as well as dignity and respect.  When this trust is broken, and an elderly individual suffers a significant injury, psychological abuse, or read more...

What Constitutes Nursing Home Neglect?

Nursing homes that accept funding from Medicaid or Medicare must comply with rigid regulations and requirements.  Under federal law, nursing home and long-term care residents have the right to be free from sexual, verbal, physical, and mental abuse, as well as corporal punishment, neglect, and involuntary seclusion.[1]  They also have the right to a safe read more...

Can I Sue a Nursing Home for Bedsores?

Yes. Except with respect to certain very limited conditions, nursing homes are almost always liable for bedsores (also called pressure sores or decubitus ulcers). read more...

Are Nursing Homes Liable for Falls?

Nursing homes have a duty to protect residents from injury.  Residents who have known ambulatory issues (such as difficulty walking, fainting, or moving from a bed to a wheelchair, etc.) should not be left to walk or to move from a bed unattended. read more...

Are Nursing Homes Responsible for Choking?

Nursing homes often fail to perform interdisciplinary assessments (IA’s) to identify residents at risk for choking, or to follow the resident care plan created from the IA (like giving the resident only blended food or assisting the resident with eating). When a nursing home fails in these or other obligations and a resident is injured or dies as a result, the nursing home may be liable.   read more...

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