Nursing Home Injuries New York City
People in assisted living facilities or nursing homes are often the victims of neglect. If facilities are not properly maintained and patients are not properly attended to, it can result in injuries and sometimes even death. From preventing bed sores, also known as decubitis ulcers, to preventing nursing home acquired illness, caretakers have a responsibility to keep our loved ones safe.
If your loved one has fallen ill while in the care of a nursing home, they may have been the victim of negligence. Please contact the New York lawyers of Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP today for a FREE consultation with an experienced and trusted attorney who handles personal injury cases involving nursing homes.
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Examples of Nursing Home Injuries
- Bed Sores/Decubitus Ulcers: Some bedsores, also called decubitus ulcers, are caused by a lack of blood flow to an area of the skin from prolonged pressure to one area on the body. Normally because people are moving often these sores don't happen, but in nursing homes people are not always able to reposition themselves in order to avoid getting these types of sores. Our loved ones rely on their caretakers to help them move to avoid these sores that can lead to infections sometimes unfortunately resulting in death. If your loved one has acquired a staph or another infection while in the care of a nursing home, it's important to contact an attorney to protect your rights.
- Nursing Home Acquired Illness: nursing homes are required to be kept cleanly. When they are understaffed or poorly managed it is easy to see how an illness can spread amongst its residents. Shared living space must be kept sanitized to prevent life threatening diseases from infecting your loved ones.
If you or your loved one has fallen in a nursing home as a result of another's negligence, we may be able to help. Please contact the caring and respected attorneys of Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP today for a complimentary consultation. We can evaluate your case, help you file a report, and ensure you and your family get the justice you deserve.