Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect
Nursing home patients have many obvious needs. They rely on caregivers and nurses to ensure that they get fed regularly and receive timely medical treatment. While certain needs do get met, many others continue to get overlooked, either deemed less urgent or ignored altogether. Regardless of the reason, caregivers who are selective with the needs they attend to end up causing the neglect of a patient’s overall health and well-being.
Get Help For Pressure Ulcer Injuries
It is sad but true that nursing home patients in New York suffer from neglect. Some common outcomes include developing bedsores or pressure ulcers.
- Pressure ulcers are caused by a person lying or sitting too long in one position.
- They are painful and can become infected.
- They are also 100 percent preventable.
When we move our loved one into a care facility, we do so with the understanding that they will be cared for – not left alone hour after hour in the same position, often in soiled clothing or undergarments. If your loved one has suffered from pressure ulcers, do not delay. Call attorney Alan S. Friedman at 646-569-9896 for a free consultation as your next best step.
Bedsores Can Be Signs Of Neglect And Abuse
Bedsores and pressure ulcers are some of the most painful symptoms a neglected patient can develop. They typically result from a lack of physical movement. Because many nursing home patients are bedridden and wheelchair bound, it is up to the caregiver to help them maintain physical movement to ensure continued blood circulation. When a patient stays in the same position in bed or in their wheelchair for too long, the unchanged pressure applied to their bodies will form painful bedsores. Neglected bedsores can evolve into pressure ulcers, which not only cause more pain, but can also lead to infection and even death if untreated.
The Help You Need Is Here
Bronx-based lawyer Alan S. Friedman is here to help you protect your rights. With over 25 years of experience handling personal injury claims, he is prepared to build you a strong case that prioritizes your individual needs, no matter what you have gone through.
Other results of nursing home neglect include tripping and falling, such as slips and falls down stairways due to a lack of supervision from caregivers. This typically happens when nursing home professionals ignore certain objects left around the building that pose as hazardous obstacles to patients who walk slowly. Rugs and loose handrails also can cause injury. With the frail nature of many nursing home patients, falls can lead to broken bones and other serious bodily injuries.
Preventing painful outcomes like careless bone fractures and bedsores are within the responsibility of nursing home professionals, not the patients. You can trust attorney Alan S. Friedman to investigate any abuse that has happened to your loved one and to find evidence in favor of your rights. If your loved one has been hurt because of the negligence of medical professionals in the nursing home, including emotional abuse or maltreatment or injuries caused during an elopement, you have every right to seek compensation.
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To learn more about how the law office of Alan S. Friedman can help you, you can schedule a free consultation by calling 646-569-9896 or contacting us online. Hablamos español.