Nursing Home Negligence

New York Bedsores, Nurse Negligence And Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers

Nurses and other staff working in a nursing home facility are mandated to provide the basic standard of care to your elderly or disabled family member. When they do not live up to that standard or ignore it, your loved one can be placed in danger of severe injury or death.

Nurse negligence and nursing home negligence can result in patients suffering fractures, scarring, dehydration, bedsores (pressure sores, pressure ulcers, and decubitus ulcers), severe infection and many other serious personal injuries resulting in pain, suffering, surgery or even death. Nurses and nursing home staff are duty-bound to provide competent care, not worsen their patient’s condition or cause additional personal injury. We entrust our loved ones to them with this justifiable assumption at the forefront. If they violate this trust, through aggressive litigation Ellis Law will remind them of their need not to do so with your loved one or with other patients in the future. For more on bedsores, pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, view our bedsore injury page.

The personal injury attorneys at Ellis Law and our nursing home litigation co-counsel have extensive experience in handling personal injury and wrongful death nursing home cases throughout the state of New York.

Our firm exposes nurses and staff members engaged in abuse or neglect of a nursing home resident. These medical professionals and their employer are held accountable by our firm for any suffering by a resident. You are entitled to aggressive representation, and we will work tirelessly to secure the damages you deserve and protect our elderly and disabled from mistreatment.

Types Of Nurse Negligence

Nurse negligence can take very severe forms, including:

  • Neglect that results in pressure sores/ bedsores/decubitus ulcers, dehydration, malnutrition and infections
  • Leaving patients unattended or bedrails down resulting in falls
  • Neglect or abuse that results in cuts, bruises, scarring or fractures
  • Failure to diagnose significant changes in a patient’s condition
  • Errors in dispensing medication, drug overdose
  • Abuse by means of physical and chemical restraints
  • Leaving patients in unsanitary conditions
  • Dropping patients or handling patients roughly causing injury

Nurses And Staff In Nursing Homes Violating Trust

Many families feel guilt and stress in leaving a loved one in the care of registered nurses and other nursing home professionals. By necessity, admitting your family member into a nursing home requires an investment of trust in that facility and its staff. When that trust is violated, our job is to hold the nursing home responsible in a court of law. We pride ourselves as advocates for the elderly and disabled.

Contact a Bedsore, Pressure Sore, Decubitus Ulcer and Nursing Home Injury Attorney Today.

Do not let the abuse or neglect of your loved one in a nursing home go unpunished. Ellis Law will hold the responsible parties accountable. To get more information free of charge, ask any questions you may have, or schedule an appointment with an experienced personal injury lawyer or nursing home negligence lawyer regarding nursing home injuries or death, please call us today at 1-800-LAW-7777 or 1-800-3-ABOGADO (toll free), e-mail us, or submit the Nursing Home Answerline sm request form on the right side of this page for a prompt response.

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