Some of the most common types of nursing home malpractice stem from bedsores (often called pressure or decubitus ulcers) and falls.
Bedsores — Bedsores are lesions in the skin caused by constant pressure on a specific area. This pressure is strongest on the area where the body has the least natural cushioning. These areas include the tailbone (coccyx), spine, buttocks and heels. To make the elderly even more vulnerable, they have thinner skin and the danger of a bedsore can become even more serious. When these sores are untreated they can become infected, cause severe tissue damage and even be fatal. Nursing homes have an obligation to identify at-risk individuals and institute a care plan.
Falls and accidents — When nursing home residents are not being properly monitored or cared for, serious injury is a very real possibility. If a resident falls and a caretaker puts him or her back into bed without a report, he or she may have suffered a fracture, dislocation or other injury. Fractures can cause immobility and put the resident at greater risk for pressure ulcers and other medical problems.
If a loved one has suffered an injury that you believe may have been caused by nursing home neglect, it is critical to reach out to an experienced legal team that can analyze the situation and understand to what extent you may be compensated.
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We at Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, put great pride on being able to protect New York’s elderly while bolstering accountability. We are ready to take our approach that has obtained tens of millions for clients in more than two decades of practice to help you reach a best-possible resolution if a loved one has been injured due to nursing home neglect.
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