When a loved one falls victim to nursing home abuse or neglect in New York City, White Plains or the Hudson Valley, let the Law Offices of Francis X. Young, PLLC will help you get justice for your loved one. 65 years experience, compassion for their clients and tenacious representation are the willing combination that you need.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect–On the Rise
This represents one of the fastest-growing areas of personal injury litigation in New York. Why? Longer life spans are resulting in growing numbers of nursing home occupants. And the fact that many nursing homes are owned by large corporations who care more about the “bottom line” than in quality patient care. Unfortunately “take the money and run” is nothing new to corporate America.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect is a form of Medical Malpractice and one that we litigate very aggressively. Residents are someone’s mother, father, grandparent, or other loved one. We believe that when a family delegates the care of a loved one to a nursing home, that nursing home should be held to the highest standards. If appropriate levels of care are not given by staff, the staff as well as the owners should be held liable in a court of law. No excuses; we hold them responsible.
If you or someone you know have been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, please contact our nursing home abuse attorneys. To find out more, please call us at 914-285-1500 or 212-709-8040 to arrange a free and confidential consultation. Offices in New York City and White Plains. Home and hospital appointments available.
New York nursing homes are licensed by the state. There are routine inspections and nursing home owners and staff are well-informed of the requisite levels of care. Various factors can lead to neglect or abuse, including: failure to conduct or misreading background checks for employees, inadequate staffing, insufficient training, and violations of procedures. “Abuse” of nursing home patients can take many forms. Failure to routinely reposition or change a patient can result in bedsores causing pain and even wrongful death. Failure to monitor and maintain food and fluid intake may result in dehydration and malnourishment. Failure to provide necessary medications can worsen illness and could result in death.