Cooperstown Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Has a Loved One Been the Subject of Abuse or Neglect in a Nursing Home or Long-Term Care Facility? If So, We Can Help.
We represent nursing home residents who have suffered from abuse and neglect at the hands of nursing home administrators and staff.
We are the voice of those who may not be able to represent themselves.
When a loved one has died as the result of nursing home abuse or neglect, we represent families in seeking justice for their loved one.
We have represented the injured and their families for more than 70 years.
We take on the large national nursing home chains and the small, independently-owed operators.
Cooperstown Nursing Homes
With a population of approximately 19,000 residents, Cooperstown is located Otsego County, New York. Not only is Cooperstown home to the baseball Hall of Fame, its nursing homes and long term care facilities are also home to a number of seniors.
All nursing home residents are entitled, by law to certain rights. Included among these rights are the right to adequate care and dignity. Residents also have the right to be free from abuse and unnecessary physical and chemical restraints.
Cooperstown Nursing Home News
The New York State Attorney General Alleges that a Former Nursing Home Owner & Manager Cut Payroll and Staffing, Thereby Endangering Nursing Home Residents.
In June, criminal charges were filed against the the former owner and against a managerial employee of the Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Home Center, including felony counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, misdemeanor counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person and misdemeanor counts of willful violation of health laws.
Documents filed with the court allege that the defendants while under a duty to provide care, did fail to provide timely, consistent, safe, adequate and appropriate services, treatment, and care to the residents of Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Otsego, and willfully failed to provide sufficient staff to ensure such care.”
Common Causes of Nursing Home Injury
The major factors that contribute to nursing home injury are inadequate staffing, poorly trained staffing, and a corporate structure that places profits over residents.
Nursing homes tend to push services down to the least qualified and trained persons. As an example, in a PennLive research, experts concluded that home residents should receive at least 4 hours of care each day from RNs, LPNs, and CNAs. In a major Pennsylvania study, it found that some nursing homes provided significantly less hours of care, and that the majority of such care was provided by CNAs (the least trained of this group).
We See the Harm that Occurs When Proper Care is Not Provided
This harm often includes bed sores, falls, infections, wandering from the facility, suffocation, and choking. Tragically, these injuries are avoidable.
We Offer a Free, No-Obligation Consultation
Please call us for a free consultation if your loved one has been injured or has died so that we may learn about your case. We can then tell you about how we can help, and the legal remedies that may be available.