Long Island Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Have you or a loved one experienced abuse or negligence in a nursing home?
With the growing number of elderly people in the U. S., more families rely on nursing homes, assisted living centers and extended healthcare institutions than ever before.
Recent statistics from a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform report indicate the U. S. has nearly 17,000 nursing homes that currently care for 1.6 million elderly and disabled residents. By 2050, the number of nursing home residents is expected to quadruple.
At times, the need is temporary, when nursing care is necessary to help a patient recuperate after an illness or a hospital stay. In addition, often families need long-term care for aging parents.
Nursing Home Abuse Nears Epic Proportions
While close to a million cases of elder abuse are reported in the United States each year through hotlines, state health services, and reports to adult protective services, experts believe a large number of cases are hidden and not reported. Eyewitness reports, surveys and government inspections all show evidence that nursing home neglect is a serious problem that is reaching epidemic proportions.
If someone you care about is a resident of a nursing home, assisted living center or other elder care facility, remaining vigilant for signs of abuse and neglect is very important. Evidence of neglect is not always easy to recognize and staff may attempt to conceal forms of mistreatment, which include, but are not limited to:
- Infections and bedsores
- Medication and prescription errors
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Inappropriate use of chemical or physical restraints
- Negligent supervision
- Falls, dislocations and fractures
- Physical, emotional and psychological abuse
- Financial abuse and exploitation
When caregivers and other nursing home staff abuse, neglect or exploit an elderly or disabled individual under their care, they may be held liable for their actions in a civil action for damages; liable parties may also be subject to criminal violations.
Our Legal Services
The attorneys at the Suffolk County law firm of Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP have broad experience representing nursing home residents and their families. We regularly pursue civil actions on behalf of our clients involving nursing home owner and employee liability claims based on:
- Negligent supervision and care
- Negligent hiring and retention of employees
- Negligent maintenance of premises
- Negligent selection or maintenance of equipment
- Breach of contract
- Wrongful death
If you suspect a family member or someone you care about is a victim of nursing home negligence, abuse or neglect, seeking legal help immediately is critical to put a stop to the mistreatment.
Call Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP at (631) 451-7900 or toll free at (888) 545-2993 for a no cost, no obligation consultation. Learn about the legal remedies available to protect your loved one from further abuse and neglect. Preserve their rights and obtain full and fair compensation for the harm they suffered.