Albany Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Schenectady Nursing Home Neglect Attorney

The decision to place a parent, spouse or other family member in a nursing home is never an easy one. You have a right to expect that when you make this decision, the facility you choose will follow through on its commitments by providing adequate care for your loved one.

At Law offices of Sanford Rosenblum, my experienced Albany nursing home abuse attorneys are dedicated to helping the victims of nursing home negligence pursue accountability and fair compensation for the harm that has been done to them.

Pursuing Fair Compensation From Negligent Nursing Homes

Nursing homes have a responsibility to provide appropriate attention and services to their residents, and when they do not, they can be held accountable for the consequences. The following are some of the major ways in which nursing homes can be negligent:

  • Bedsores: When bedridden patients are not turned and attended to adequately, they can develop decubitus ulcers (bedsores), which can result in serious infections and death.
  • Malnutrition and dehydration: Nursing homes in New York are responsible for making sure their patients receive, and retain, adequate food and water.
  • Restraints: The overuse of restraints in nursing homes is an abusive practice that can also result in patients suffering serious injuries while attempting to break free.
  • Wandering off: Nursing homes must provide adequate supervision and security to prevent patients who suffer from disorientation or dementia from wandering off.
  • Sexual abuse: Nursing homes can be held accountable when their failure to adequately screen and supervise their employees results in sexual abuse of residents.
  • Falls: When residents who are unable to move about safely on their own are not provided with adequate assistance, they can end up suffering serious injuries in falls.

New York state law provides for additional compensation in nursing home lawsuits, beyond what is available in most other personal injury and wrongful death claims. Our attorneys have the experience to pursue the maximum compensation you are legally entitled to.

If someone you love has been abused or neglected in a nursing home, don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer. I will not ask you to pay any fees or expenses unless I help you obtain money damages.