Defending Charges Of Nursing Home Negligence
Elder care and nursing home facilities are at risk for lawsuits whenever injuries and accidents happen. If you or your facility gets sued, New York law places the burden of proof on the care facility to prove reasonable care in the circumstances. In some cases, the residents can go after the owner of a facility to collect damages for their injuries.
Common Issues For Nursing Home
Falls, bedsores and other injuries are rarely the fault of negligent or uncaring staff at nursing homes. However, most lawsuits accuse facilities of one or more of the following practices:
- Inadequate staffing
- Improperly trained staff
- Improper use of restraints
- Lack of individual/patient attention
Most accidents and injuries at nursing homes are due to no-restraint laws and the inevitable effects of aging on the human body. In a restraint-free environment where seniors are free to move about, a fall can happen even within a few feet of attentive staff.
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