According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1.5 million American seniors reside in nursing homes throughout the United States. This figure will continue to grow as more adults enter the latter portion of their lives. These 1.5 million people (and their families) place their trust in nursing home staff and medical professionals. They rightfully expect to receive the care they need.
A Troubling Trend in Nursing Home Care
Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect are far too common. This abuse often results in severe physical and/or emotional injuries that could have been prevented.
At The Maurer Law Firm, PLLC, I fight back against nursing home negligence and help seniors obtain compensation for their injuries. I have nearly 35 years of experience protecting the rights of injured individuals and have won more than 1,000 cases. I understand that you and your family are going through an emotional time, which is why I focus on providing outstanding client service aimed at getting results as quickly as possible.
Common Nursing Home Injuries
One of the most common events associated with nursing home injuries is falling. Without proper attention, fallen seniors can endure hip fractures and many other complications.
This problem is widespread, and according to the Nursing Home Abuse Center, up to 75 percent of nursing home residents fall on an annual basis. This number is more than double the rate of fallen seniors not in nursing home facilities.
Falls are just one of the many issues that result in serious injuries, however. Nursing home negligence can result in many other physical and emotional injuries, including:
- Bed sores and ulcers
- Physical or sexual assault
- Financial exploitation
- Injuries caused by prescription drug errors
- Failing to provide prescribed medication
- Sickness from unsanitary conditions
Injuries due to staff negligence should not and cannot be tolerated. When you visit my firm, I will get to work immediately to help end abuse and get you the care you need.
Take Action as Soon as Possible
Even if a serious injury has yet to occur, you should be aware of common signs of below standard care. Such signs include unexplained cuts or bruising, a significant change in your loved one's behavior or signs that your loved one is afraid.
To schedule a free consultation with our experienced Poughkeepsie and Fishkill nursing home abuse lawyer, please contact The Maurer Law Firm by calling 845-896-5295 today. Attorney Ira Maurer serves clients and their families throughout Dutchess County as well as nearby areas of New York including Newburgh.