How New York Nursing Home Neglect Can be As Dangerous as Abuse

When a nursing home resident is hit, tortured, or raped by a nursing home worker it is easy to tell that nursing home abuse is wrong, harmful and illegal. However, nursing home abuse is not the only thing that is wrong, harmful and illegal. Nursing home neglect can be just as dangerous and can also be a form of New York medical malpractice.

What is Nursing Home Neglect?

Neglect may occur whenever the needs of the patient are not being met with reasonable care. The signs of nursing home neglect may be subtler than the signs of abuse and it may take longer to discover. However, there may be a problem if you notice that:
  • Your loved one's personal hygiene needs are not being met.
  • Your loved one does not have adequate food and water.
  • Medication is not being administered to your loved one as required by a doctor's orders.
  • Your loved one has developed bedsores from being in the same position for too long.
  • Your loved one reports being isolated from other residents.
  • Your loved one reports being verbally abused by staff or seems fearful of staff.

Call a New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer if You Think Your Loved One Has Been Neglected

Nursing home neglect can result in needless suffering and premature death. It is not what you expected when you trusted your loved one's care to the nursing home and it is against the law.

Those who cannot care for themselves, particularly the elderly, not only deserve to be safe but also deserve respect. Nursing home neglect may have denied your loved one both safety and respect.

If your loved one has been hurt by nursing home neglect in New York, please contact a New York medical malpractice attorney today at 1-800-PAGAN-911 for a free consultation.

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