Family members often reluctantly turn to nursing homes for care of elderly or disabled loved ones. Families make this type of decision when the task becomes over-burdensome or unfeasible for a husband, wife, mother, father, son or daughter to carry out at home. How ironic and heart-wrenching it is, then, for relatives to discover that a nursing home resident has been injured while in a long-term care facility. It is hard to understand how nursing home staff would ignore a bedsore or allow a resident to wander off, unnoticed.
Hard to believe, that is, until a New York nursing home injury lawyer evaluates the case and discovers abuse, neglect or a lack of safety precautions. Digging deeper, Tomkiel & Tomkiel carefully evaluates nursing home injury cases. We often document evidence of inadequate staffing or inadequate training of staff. We ultimately hold nursing home owners and management responsible through injury claims and wrongful death claims in cases involving:
- Medication errors
- Failure to diagnose problems such as decubitus ulcers in time to treat them adequately
- Inadequate staffing
- Inadequate safety precautions
If you discover that your loved one suffered injury or serious health complications because nursing home staff failed to monitor him or her properly, consult with a lawyer. An experienced Manhattan nursing home abuse attorney at Tomkiel & Tomkiel can evaluate your case and make recommendations on how to build a strong case. Many clients in this area of the law want most of all to prevent harm to future residents of nursing home. Monetary compensation is a secondary — but important — consideration.
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Recover compensation after a nursing home injury. Schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Manhattan and Scarsdale, NY, nursing home abuse attorneys. Call or e-mail Tomkiel & Tomkiel for a prompt response.