Although many nursing home facilities in the US provide safe and diligent care to nursing home residents, there are incidents of abuse and neglect reported every day. Nursing home abuse includes physical abuse, verbal and emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, exploitation or personal property abuse. Advocates for nursing home residents have observed that poor care leads to abuse and neglect which then leads to injury, harm and possibly death for nursing home residents. However, identifying the risks and the probability of harm to a resident is the first step in taking preventive measures.
There are a range of risk factors which, alone or combined, can put residents in jeopardy. Statistics have shown that the chance of abuse or neglect is more likely in a facility with a higher percentage of residents with dementia and a low staff ratio. For residents with dementia, a high degree of dependence and behavioral issues make them more vulnerable to abuse.
Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY
Jacoby & Meyers is America's largest full-service consumer law firm, founded in 1972 with the goal of making top-quality legal representation available to everyone. Up until that time, only the wealthy could afford lawyers, while the poorest were provided with legal aid. This left the majority o…
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LAVERN’S LAW
Currently, victims of medical malpractice have a relatively small window of opportunity to pursue a medical malpractice case. Under New York State law, you have two and a half years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit after being injured or harmed. Advocates of Lavern’s Law are pushing legislatu... Read More »
REPORTING YOUR CAR ACCIDENT TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY
Knowing what to do if you are in a motor vehicle accident is an important component of learning how to drive, getting a driver’s license and having the appropriate insurance coverage. Chances are that at some point in your lifetime, you will be involved in an accident as a driver, passenger or ped... Read More »
BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH
Please join us this month as we help to spread a very important message from the Brain Injury Association of America:“The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) leads the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an awareness campaign in March each year. The theme for the... Read More »
Why You May See Things Differently After a Brain Injury
Each year more than a million traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases are reported in the United States. While the term TBI is most often associated with sports-related injuries (football players are especially prone to sustaining TBIs), most TBIs are caused during every day events. The leading cause of... Read More »
NURSING HOME ABUSE CLAIMS
Nursing homes are charged with providing care to those who are not able to live without complete medical supervision. While there are many nursing homes that provide excellent care, there are some that are negligent or abusive when caring for their residents. Nursing home neglect and abuse, whether... Read More »
SHOULD I GET A TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER?
Car accidents of any kind can be devastating, but truck accidents can be especially dangerous and are more likely to result in serious injuries for the parties involved. An average commercial truck weighs over 40 tons, while the average car weighs about one. If you are a motorist, pedestrian or bicy... Read More »
WHEN TO CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN A CAR ACCIDENT CASE
Car accidents can happen at any time, without warning. When they do, the most important thing is to try to remain calm. Regardless of what kind of accident it is, the first thing to do is get medical assistance. Once that task is completed, there are some steps to take to make sure your rights are p... Read More »