Compassionate Suffolk County Injury Lawyers Protecting Victims of Nursing Home Accidents in New York
Rapid response to concerns about your loved ones in facilities in Suffolk and Nassau Counties and across Long Island
Residential elder care may be the best option for protecting the health and safety of a family member when you cannot provide the necessary level of care yourself. Unfortunately, even after conducting extensive research to find the best nursing home, you may find that your loved one’s safety is threatened by negligent supervision or even physical abuse by staff or fellow residents. You need to remain constantly alert to signs that the nursing home may be causing injury to your loved one.
When elders suffer suspicious injuries at a nursing home, you must take immediate action to ensure their safety. Although the New York State Department of Health makes it possible to file a complaint about nursing home care, you should contact an experienced attorney at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP to get the rapid response necessary.
Common signs of nursing home negligence
Residents of nursing homes are often silent about vital issues related to their care and protection. So you need to pay attention to both the physical condition of your loved one and any issues in the physical environment at the nursing home that can cause injury or illness. At Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP, we recommend that you keep an eye on the following:
- Building maintenance: Floors should be dry, and carpeting and electrical cords should be secured, to prevent slip and fall accidents. The temperature in individual rooms and all public areas should fall within an appropriate range.
- Personal care: Your loved one should be clean and dressed in clean clothing. Barring any medical conditions that lead to weight loss, he or she should show no signs of insufficient nutrition.
- Supervision: Check the number of staff members available to care for the residents, and make sure that enough properly-operating call buttons are available in the room. Naturally, proper supervision cannot always prevent an elderly person from falling. But you should most definitely receive a call from the facility in the event that such a situation occurs.
- Security: Outside doors should be locked to keep your loved one safely inside, and safeguards should be in place to protect against the unpredictable acts of other residents.
At the first signs of injury, contact a personal injury lawyer in Long Island for the immediate support you need
The people who cared for you during your youth deserve the same degree of care and attention in their senior years. When you must entrust their daily care to others, you owe it to them to be watchful for signs of injury or illness that suggest negligence. In the event of such negligence, the law firm of Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP takes immediate action to return your loved one to safety and helps you to pursue compensation for his or her injuries. We operate on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no attorney fees unless we help you secure compensation for your claim. To discuss your legal issues and learn how we can help you, contact us online or call us at 631-360-0400.