Poughkeepsie Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
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As the population of the United States ages, more and more people find themselves living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Many residents of these institutions are vulnerable-they are elderly, frail and often have cognitive problems caused by age and diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Nursing home residents often live far away from children or other loved ones and have no one to monitor the care they receive. As such, they are frequently victims of abuse and negligence.
At McCabe, Coleman, Ventosa & Patterson PLLC, we are dedicated to representing victims who have suffered medical malpractice, including nursing home abuse or neglect. We have the experience, knowledge, and firm resources to help with filing lawsuits on behalf of residents and families for payment of medical bills and other costs associated with an injury caused by abusive or negligent actions.
In addition, our personal injury attorneys feel obligated to send a strong message to the operators of nursing homes and other elderly care facilities: negligence and abuse of our senior citizens will not be tolerated. If your loved one has told you about abuse or neglect, or even if you suspect any negligence, contact an attorney who is committed to helping our elderly live healthy, dignified lives.
Call us now at (845) 209-1355 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.
How Our Experienced Firm Can Help You
Most nursing homes in the New York areas we serve provide excellent care. However, not all do. We have handled nursing home negligence cases involving issues such as:
- Unsanitary conditions, physical and verbal abuse
- Decubitus ulcers or bedsores
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Inappropriate use of restraints
- Failing to assist those with difficulty walking
- Failure to address fall-downs and broken bones
- Theft from nursing home residents
- Sexual assault of residents
- Wrongful death of a resident
Nursing homes and other facilities often try to conceal their negligent conditions from family members. When caught, they typically offer a defense centering on improperly trained or insufficient staff; none of these excuses will hold up, as the operator of the facility is duty-bound to provide the standard of care necessary. In a nursing home abuse case, lack of staff, poor instruction, or ignorance will lead to liability for the facility.
Nursing home cases generally fall into two categories: medical malpractice and ordinary negligence. Although they may seem very different, the two are actually similar. Ordinary negligence involves an individual or entity not acting as a reasonably prudent person or entity under the circumstances. Medical malpractice is a deviation from the standard of care – i.e. not acting as a reasonably prudent medical provider under the circumstances. Medical malpractice claims have a shorter statute of limitations (the time in which a case must be filed) than ordinary negligence claims, so it’s important that you consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
At McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson, our attorneys are experienced in handling nursing home cases and have the knowledge and skill to aggressively represent your interests.
Contact us today to let us review your loved one’s situation and determine your legal options.