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1 in 3 Suffer from Neglect in Nursing Homes

ABC recently uncovered that 1 in 3 elderly patients at nursing homes suffer from some type of neglect. Many of these cases result in the patients suffering from pressure ulcers.

Our attorneys at TonaLaw take on personal injury cases involving nursing home abuse where the carelessness of an employee results in improper treatment and ultimately bedsores.

What are Pressure Ulcers?

Pressure ulcers – aka decubitus ulcers or bedsores – are very painful open wounds on the skin, which are often in an area of the body that covers bony areas. Pressure ulcers are common injuries among patients of nursing homes, hospitals, and other long-term care facilities. Patients at these types of facilities are at high risk of developing pressure ulcers due to being bedridden for long periods of time. Among the 2.5 Million patients suffering from pressure ulcers each year, an astounding 60,000 patients as a direct result of pressure ulcers. This is a preventable tragedy that is the direct result of negligence from our caretakers.

2014: two Korean War veterans being cared for in a Long Island nursing home suffered gruesome deaths due to the negligence of the people that were hired to care for them, read about their story here.

Understand Your Rights

In New York specifically, nursing homes and long-term care facilities have an obligation and responsibility to take care of their patients in order to minimize the risk of the patients developing pressure ulcers, bedsores, decubitus ulcers, or other illnesses due to neglect. Patients of long-term care facilities who have developed pressure ulcers, bedsores, decubitus ulcers, or other illnesses, are entitled to recover full and fair compensation for their injuries.

Our attorneys are experienced in dealing with pressure ulcer personal injury cases and have successfully litigated many cases throughout New York. We utilize systems built upon efficiency, attention to detail, and nuance of the law to fight for our clients’ rights. Contact TonaLaw today for a free case evaluation to see if you have grounds for a lawsuit.

NOTE: You can compare Nursing Home Companies in your area HERE, at the Medicare website. 

This website allows prospective residents and their families to search for and compare nursing homes based on a rank and scoring system. Factors that influence a nursing home’s overall score include how often they over-medicate their patients, the levels of staffing, and how often a home was cited for deficiencies.