Nursing Home Negligence: Demanding Accountability
There are few things more frustrating than when a child places their beloved parent into a nursing home or similar facility believing that they are being properly cared for, only to find out they are being neglected or abused. It seems more and more that some of these facilities are putting their greed and desire for profit ahead of the care they promise to give. There are state and federal laws that provide rights to nursing home residents. Typically, these cases involve the nursing homes’ failure to provide required care or inadequate staffing. Unfortunately, sometimes these cases involve violent abuse or severe neglect. The effect of these injuries can have severe complications on those who should be given the utmost care and respect. Indeed, the victims of nursing home negligence deserve justice as much or more than anyone.
Signs Of Negligence
Signs of nursing home negligence may include:
- Bed sores (decubitis ulcers)
- Repeated falls
- Urinary tract infections
- Physical, emotional or psychological abuse
If you suspect a nursing home is causing harm to a loved one, you can help them and you must help them. Our loved ones deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, especially when the facility is being paid to provide it and has promised to do so. If your loved one is being neglected, you can help them.
The New York State Department of Health Nursing Home Complaint hotline is 1-888-201-4563 and can be called 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For Pennsylvania residents, Nursing Home Complaints can be made to 1-800-254-5164 and complaints regarding a Personal Care Home/Assisted Living Facilities to 1-877-401-8835. In addition to reporting suspected abuse or neglect, you should contact an attorney. If you would like a free evaluation of your case, please do not hesitate to contact Black, Lyle & Habberfield, LLP. Call 716-301-4201 or email us.