NY Nursing Home Injury Center

Difficulty in Staffing is Not an Excuse for Injury, Abuse, or Neglect

In most instances, the staff quality of a nursing home will be the single most important factor in determining whether a loved one is at risk of injury. With the current low employment, many nursing homes and care facilities are finding that it is increasingly difficult to find competent employees (at least at the wages read more...

Secret List of Troubled New York Nursing Homes Disclosed by US Senate – Is Your Loved One’s Home on the List?

Is your loved one’s home on the list? See the complete list of troubled New York Nursing Homes. read more...

Resident on Resident Nursing Home Assault

Nursing homes and assisted living centers have a legal duty to keep residents safe, and to maintain their dignity.  Unfortunately, nursing homes  often fail to fulfill these duties, which can result in injury or even death to residents. One tragic circumstance of nursing homes failing to protect residents occurs when nursing homes fail to keep read more...

How Can Nursing Home Abuse be Prevented?

Nursing home abuse is not an accident. It is the result of understaffing, putting profits over resident care, a lack of training, and a lack of proper systems. read more...

Congress Wants to Severely Limit Your Right to Compensation for Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse – Why You Must Act Today

I’m writing today to let you know about important legislation being considered by Congress – legislation that would severely limit the damages available if you or your family members are injured or killed as the result of a nursing home neglect or a medical mistake. This legislation – deceptively known as the “Protecting Access to read more...

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Blow Opportunity to Ban Forced Arbitration

Recently the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced some very important, and long overdue, requirements designed to protect residents of nursing homes and care facilities from being exploited on social media through the posting of degrading videos, pictures, and audio.  I blogged about these new rules and requirements here. While these rules and regulations were read more...

Mandatory Nursing Home Arbitration Clauses Undercut Accountability and Need to be Banned

If your loved one is injured or died through nursing home abuse or neglect, you will naturally be outraged on a number of levels.  While the damage and injury cannot be undone, thankfully, there is access to the courts where your loved one’s case can be brought in front of a jury, who can then read more...

Syracuse Nursing Home Aid Pleads Guilty to Abusing Resident

CNYCentral.com reported on August 23, 2016 of the case of a Syracuse nursing aid who pled guilty for striking an elderly man who was a nursing home resident, and for pushing the man, who tripped and fell.  In the trip and fall the man was reportedly injured through hitting his shoulder on a piece of read more...

Nursing Home Decides Not to Report Death for Fear of “Bad Press”

The Braemoor Health Center is a Brockton, Massachusetts nursing home and one of eleven Massachusetts nursing homes owned by Synergy Health Centers of New Jersey.  Following surprise visits to the Braemoor nursing home on June 30 and July 1, 2016, regulators found conditions at the nursing home were so troubling that residents were in “immediate read more...

The Difference Between Abuse and Neglect

There have been many cases of neglect where the patient is unable to move or speak and the medical staff ignores the resident for long periods of time. The most common injury with these types of cases are bedsores. Neglect can also mean missing scheduled medications, which can prolong illness or even worsen a diagnosed read more...