What you can do about nursing home negligence
Written By: Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin LLP
They were there for you your entire life, supporting you and nurturing you in your every endeavor, so when it comes time to put a parent or grandparent into a nursing home, you want the best. You want a place that will provide the care and attention your loved one deserves. Unfortunately, some facilities don't take that responsibility seriously and the residents suffer psychological or physical abuse, either through intentional acts or just negligence.
When that happens, you want answers and you want to make sure it doesn't happen to anyone else, so you might consider a lawsuit. Like many other civil actions, nursing home neglect cases hinge on the idea of negligence. In other words, were the nursing home or its employees:
- Negligent in caring for and supervising your loved one?
- Negligent in the proper staff to patient ratio?
- Negligent in maintaining a safe environment?
- Negligent in maintaining the health equipment?
In other words, did the facility provide a standard of care that a reasonable person would expect. Also critical is the contract their patients sign which details the services the facility promises to provide; did they live up to those promises?
This can often be a difficult premise to prove, so having a lawyer on your side can be an invaluable part of your case against a nursing home. The attorneys at Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin LLP are ready to help you and bring to the table years of experience in nursing home injuries. Give us a call, shoot us an email or visit our office in Midtown Manhattan.