Elder abuse has serious effects—The National Center on Elder Abuse reports that a senior who is victimized by abuse has a 300% higher risk of death when compared to a senior not subject to abuse. Unfortunately, elder abuse may affect more than 1 million seniors each year, although the exact number of abuse cases is not known due to unreported abuses.
While any senior is at risk for abuse by caregivers, those in nursing homes are especially at risk of being abused or neglected by overworked, untrained, or uncaring staff. If you or a loved one has been victimized, a New York City nursing home abuse attorney at The Perecman Firm is here to help.
Nursing home abuse takes many forms, including:
All of these types of abuse can result in a senior suffering serious harm. Elders, like any patient type, deserve medical care that that addresses all of their needs: social, physical, mental, and spiritual.
Every nursing home has an obligation to provide reasonable care to residents. If a nursing home is negligent in instituting policies that protect patients, or if the nursing home fails to screen and supervise staff, the nursing home can be held responsible for harm that comes to patients.
A nursing home staff member who engages in abuse may also be held responsible for injuries that result. However, when the injury is caused by a staff member, it may also be advisable to take action against the nursing home since the business entity may have more money and insurance to pay for losses. A New York City nursing home abuse lawyer can help you determine if the nursing home will be responsible for the staff’s negligence.
Seeking legal compensation can help victims of abuse and their families pay for medical costs, procedures to heal the damage of abuse, and reparations for emotional pain and suffering. To prove negligence on the part of the nursing home or its staff requires skilled legal and investigative skill, skills our firm possesses in abundance.
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