Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing Home residents are often unable to defend or speak for themselves due to their advanced age or their medical conditions. Although there are Federal and State laws in place to protect Nursing Home residents, it is a sad fact that they are often neglected and sometimes abused in Nursing Home facilities. Nursing Home neglect can be a form of medical malpractice and Nursing Homes are required to provide care that meets certain standards and guidelines. If these standards are not met or if medical malpractice is committed and your loved one is injured, it may be the basis of a lawsuit. 

Abuse and neglect can include:
  • Bedsores
  • Ulcers
  • Fractures or broken bones
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Falls
  • Medication errors
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Malnutrition
  • Failure to use bed rails resulting in falls
  • Improper use of restraints

One of the most serious consequences of failing to provide good care is the development of a bedsore or pressure ulcer. The existence of a bedsore indicates that the proper standard of care has not been met by the Nursing Home.

If You or a loved on has been injured by a Nursing Home due to neglect or abuse, The Law Office of Martha Gold can help you obtain compensation for your injuries.

Martha Gold is a New York attorney who has successfully represented many victims and families who have been forced to deal with the impact of Nursing Home Neglect and medical malpractice in Nursing Homes. She is familiar with the special issues and complexities that are involved in this area of the law, and draws on her extensive experience in medical negligence to represent her clients.