As the population ages, nursing homes and assisted living facilities are housing more senior citizens than ever before. Sadly, a study from the Cornell Medical Center of Cornell University and the New York City Department for the Aging found that more than 260,000 (1 in 13) older adults are victims of elder abuse every year in the state of New York.
Alarmingly, most cases of nursing home abuse are not even reported. A New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found that elder abuse is grossly underreported throughout the state, for every case known to programs and state agencies, 24 were unknown.
You have every right to expect proper health care of your loved one when they are placed in a care facility, including a clean environment. Intentional harm or neglect by a caregiver or other persons that cause harm or serious risk to a vulnerable adult is simply unacceptable.
When a loved one has been a victim of a personal injury, exploited or otherwise mistreated by someone they depend on for care and protection, contact an experienced New York nursing home abuse lawyer at Raphaelson & Levine to discuss the legal actions that may be taken against those responsible, including how to file a complaint against a nursing home and suing a nursing home for negligence through a nursing home neglect lawsuit.
Call 212-268-3222 or complete the free lawyer consultation form below to discuss your legal options.