Malpractice, negligence and abuse in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are serious problems requiring experienced legal counsel. When nursing home negligence, nursing home abuse and poor care in an assisted living facility cause injury to your loved on, you need a law firm with knowledge and experience in nursing home malpractice cases.
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In March 2014, the US Inspector General released a study finding that one in three (33%) persons who are admitted to a nursing home for rehabilitation are harmed, most as a result of inadequate care and monitoring. The study found 6% of patients died!
In reviewing patient care in nursing homes, we have found patients who are not properly monitored and attended to, leading to falls. We have found inadequate nursing care resulting in bed sores and medication errors. The nursing home may not have proper staffing, resulting in poor supervision with patients wandering off and getting lost. Sadly, we have also investigated cases of patient assaults and abuse in nursing homes and nursing care facilities.
At De Caro & Kaplen, LLP our lawyers have successfully represented nursing home patients who were neglected or harmed. With over 40 years of experience, we have prosecuted cases of inadequate patient care in nursing homes and long term care facilities throughout the State of New York. Our nursing home negligence lawyers understand that the root cause of patient injuries in nursing homes is the inadequate and improper care that they received.
The skilled nursing home abuse attorneys at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP understand the patterns of abuse and malpractice in nursing homes. In prosecuting cases of nursing home abuse and neglect, we make it a practice not only to obtain and carefully review a nursing home patient’s medical records, we also get court orders allowing us to obtain and review the internal records of the nursing home itself including staffing records, internal memos, rules and policies.
All too often the facts surrounding nursing home negligence are hidden from patients and their families. Injuries resulting from negligence are not reported to family members, and patients do not receive the care they deserve. As nursing home negligence attorneys, we believe that all patients are entitled to quality nursing home care and deserve proper compensation when victims of neglect and malpractice. Additionally, we obtain the records and inspection reports from the Health Department to uncover patterns of elder abuse and inadequate nursing home care. We maintain up to date copies of all applicable state nursing home codes and federal nursing home care regulations. These rules and regulations allow us to determine whether a nursing home has complied with state and federal nursing home safety and nursing home care regulations.
For over 40 years, Shana De Caro and Michael Kaplen have handled cases of nursing home malpractice in New York City and throughout New York State including Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Counties), Westchester, Rockland, and Orange Counties, in the Mid-Hudson region including Ulster and Sullivan Counties and throughout upstate New York including Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse areas. Allow us to put our experience, skill and resources to work for you.
If your loved one has sustained bed sores/pressure ulcers, fractures, malnutrition, physical abuse, or sexual abuse or other injury while a patient in a New York nursing home, residential health care facility or long term care facility, contact us at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP to schedule a free, no obligation appointment.
Call us toll free at 1 (866) 272-4652. Our team of experienced nursing home attorneys will assess your case for and explore your legal options. Isn’t it time that you fight back? Shift the scales in your favor with lawyers who have the knowledge and experience in nursing home negligence and abuse cases to properly represent your loved one.
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