As life expectancy rises, society is increasingly facing the issue of where older family members should live when they can no longer take care of themselves. Many will reside in nursing homes, along with younger people who have suffered strokes or have debilitating illnesses that are too difficult for their families to handle. Evidence indicates, however, that nursing home abuse and negligence are on the rise. While 5.9 percent of all nursing homes were cited for abuse violations during their annual state inspections in 1996, those rates rose to 16 percent by 2000.
Both young and old can fall victim to negligent care and abuse in nursing care facilities. Nursing home abuse attorneys understand this fact. Hundreds of elderly patients die as a result of caregivers who fail to provide them with necessary food and liquids and don’t turn them in their beds to prevent life-threatening bedsores.
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If you or a loved one has experienced this type of negligence, it is important that you contact a law firm as soon as possible. We at Michael Gunzburg, P.C., will provide you with the guidance, counseling and advice that you will need to move forward with your negligence claim.
We have extensive experience working on cases involving:
- Nursing home neglect
- Medication errors
While family members recognize the effects of the physical, sexual and financial abuse and neglect of their loved ones, some may not understand the significance of emotional abuse. Given that nursing home residents are completely dependent on the staff, any sort of emotional abuse including the silent treatment or verbal abuse can result in severe mental anguish.
We will do everything possible to maximize compensation and obtain the compensation you deserve.
Are you seeking a New York attorney? Contact one of our New York City elder abuse lawyers today at 212-725-8500 or 212-725-8500.