Nursing Home Negligence And Abuse
Nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable people in our society. Many of them are unable to properly care for themselves and must rely on nurses, nursing assistants and other caregivers to do it for them.
It can be a wrenching decision when the time comes to move a loved one to a nursing home, and the expectation of family members is that their parent, grandparent or other relative will be properly taken care of. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and negligence do occur, and can lead to serious illnesses and injuries.
When this happens, working with nursing home negligence attorneys such as the ones at Anthony L. Verrelli and Associates, Attorneys at Law, may be in your best interests.
If You Think Something Is Wrong, Contact Our Firm
There are many forms of nursing home negligence and abuse:
- Failing to check on a patient in a reasonable amount of time
- Denying or forgetting to give medication or food
- Physical abuse, including excessively restraining a patient
- Emotional abuse
- Leaving a patient in soiled bedding or bedclothes
- Not monitoring patients who are prone to wandering and elopement
While this is not a comprehensive list, family members who suspect something along these lines has taken place should contact a lawyer. It may be difficult or impossible to rely on the resident to bring the abuse to your attention; he or she may feel ashamed or feel responsible for what is happening. However, no senior citizen should have to suffer in an abusive or dangerous environment.
Contact the Bronx office of Anthony L. Verrelli and Associates, Attorneys at Law, today by calling 718-405-5657. Because your initial consultation with us is free, there is no risk to you. You can also fill out and submit our online contact form to get in touch with the firm.