Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney in White Plains, New York City and throughout the Hudson Valley

When a loved one falls victim to nursing home abuse or neglect in New York City, White Plains or the Hudson Valley, let the Law Offices of Francis X. Young, PLLC will help you get justice for your loved one.  65 years experience, compassion for their clients and tenacious representation are the willing combination that you need.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect–On the Rise

This represents one of the fastest-growing areas of personal injury litigation in New York. Why? Longer life spans are resulting in growing numbers of nursing home occupants. And the fact that many nursing homes are owned by large corporations who care more about the “bottom line” than in quality patient care.  Unfortunately “take the money and run”  is nothing new  to corporate America.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect is a form of Medical Malpractice and one that we litigate very aggressively. Residents  are someone’s mother, father, grandparent, or other loved one. We believe that when a family delegates the care of a loved one to a nursing home, that nursing home should be held to the highest standards. If appropriate levels of care are not given by staff, the staff as well as the owners should be held liable in a court of law. No excuses; we hold them responsible.

If you or someone you know have been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect,  please contact our nursing home abuse attorneys. To find out more, please call us at 914-285-1500 or 212-709-8040 or click here to arrange a free and confidential consultation. Offices in New York City and White Plains.  Home and hospital appointments available.

New York nursing homes are licensed by the state. There are routine inspections and nursing home owners and staff are well-informed of the requisite levels of care. Various factors can lead to neglect or abuse, including: failure to conduct or misreading background checks for employees, inadequate staffing, insufficient training, and violations of procedures. “Abuse” of nursing home patients can take many forms. Failure to routinely reposition or change a patient can result in bedsores causing pain and even wrongful death. Failure to monitor and maintain food and fluid intake may result in dehydration and malnourishment. Failure to provide necessary medications can worsen illness  and could result in death.

Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Examples

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). “Abuse” and “Neglect” are related, but can be somewhat distinct. Some examples:

Nursing Home “Abuse” May Include:

  • Assault or battery by nursing home staff or fellow residents
  • Questionable quality or quantity of food or water
  • Unnecessary or excessive physical restraint
  • Improper medication
  • Excessive or unnecessary force or threat of force
  • Rough handling
  • Verbal abuse, ridicule or similar

Nursing Home “Neglect” May Include:

  • Insufficient personal hygiene care
  • Bed sores and ulcers
  • Inappropriate use of restraints
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Inadequate medical attention
  • Preventable slips and falls
  • Broken bones, including hip fractures
  • Assault by fellow patients
  • Sexual assault or rape
  • Wrongful death

Our Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect Attorneys Know the Signs–Contact Francis X. Young
Offices in White Plains and New York City

Signs of abuse or neglect include, but are not limited to:

  • Bed injuries/asphyxiation
  • Dehydration
  • Emotionally upset or agitated, extremely withdrawn and non-communicative
  • Falls, fractures or head injuries
  • Infections
  • Instances of wandering/elopement
  • Malnutrition
  • Pressure ulcers (bed sores)
  • Rapid weight loss or weight gain; signs of malnutrition
  • Reluctance to speak in staff members’ presence
  • Unexplained or unexpected death of the resident
  • Unexplained injuries such as wounds, cuts, bruises or welts in various stages of healing
  • Unsanitary and unclean conditions
  • Unusual or sudden changes in behavior (fear of being touched, sucking, biting, rocking)
  • Wanting to be isolated from others

The Law Offices of Francis X. Young–Experienced Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Attorneys
Offices in White Plains and New York City

If you or a loved one have suffered nursing home neglect or abuse, it is important to hire an attorney with the experience to handle the complicated legal issues that arise from nursing home cases. Our attorneys combine 30 years experience with meticulous preparation.  Respected by the legal community, we have a proven track record of jury verdicts and settlements. Our network of doctors and experts will work with you to ensure you receive the best possible care and treatment during the course of your case. And we will get you the compensation you deserve.

If you or someone you know have been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect,  please contact our nursing home abuse attorneys. To find out more, please call us at 914-285-1500 or 212-709-8040 or click here to arrange a free and confidential consultation. Offices in New York City and White Plains.  Home and hospital appointments available.

The Law Offices of Francis X. Young, PLLC; your nursing home  neglect and abuse lawyers in New York City, White Plains and the Hudson Valley.