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Rubenstein & Rynecki
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16 Court Street
Brooklyn, New York 11241
718-522-1020
800-447-HURT

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Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect Victims

Nearly two million Americans currently live in nursing homes, and the increase in abuse, neglect, and malpractice against the elderly has become a national concern. Abuse and neglect of our most defenseless population can take many forms, and the federal and state regulations that exist to govern the rights of nursing home and assisted living residents sometimes fail. The result is elderly victims who suffer serious injuries as the result of negligence or abuse in nursing homes. These elderly Victims may have a legal right to receive money damages.

Nearly two million Americans currently live in nursing homes, and the increase in abuse, neglect, and malpractice against the elderly has become a national concern. Abuse and neglect of our most defenseless population can take many forms, and the federal and state regulations that exist to govern the rights of nursing home and assisted living residents sometimes fail. The result is elderly victims who suffer serious injuries as the result of negligence or abuse in nursing homes. These elderly Victims may have a legal right to receive money damages.

There are times when nursing homes are negligent in the medical care and treatment rendered to elderly residents, by failing to utilize reasonable, proper and appropriate skill and care in the treatment of elderly residents;  in allowing and permitting elderly residents medical conditions to worsen without proper treatment; in failing to utilize standard and accepted medical practices and procedures; in failing to administer appropriate drugs; in failing to properly and sufficiently turn an elderly person, so as to prevent pressure sores; in failing to keep complete, proper and accurate medical records;  in failing to timely utilize a mechanized, air-pressure mattress in the treatment of non-ambulatory patients;  in failing to timely and/or properly institute scheduled courses of physical therapy so as to make an elderly patient ambulatory;  in failing to take all the proper adequate, indicated reasonable steps that were necessary to treat, prevent, alleviate remedy an elderly person injuries; in failing to perform proper and\or thorough physical examinations;  in failing to refer elderly persons to properly and competent specialists; in causing and\or allowing the elderly persons medical conditions to worsen and deteriorate; in improperly retaining unqualified and unskilled physicians and personnel; in failing to review and evaluate staff and physicians at indicated intervals;  in failing to adequately supervise their staff and physicians;  in failing to follow and carry out the orders of the attending physicians; in failing to obtain an informed consent;  in failing to exercise the degree of skill, and diligence to which elderly persons are entitled.

If a loved one who resides in a nursing home has suffered a serious injury from nursing home abuse or neglect, a nursing home abuse attorney should be consulted. Just because a person is elderly doesn’t mean they have to give up their rights if they are injured through abuse, negligence or malpractice at a nursing home. 

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