Common Nursing Home Injuries
Nursing homes are medical facilities with skilled professionals. If you work in elder care or are the administrator of a facility, this allows you to give residents the care and attention they need. However, administering medical care also opens you up to potential issues if you are accused of negligence. Elderly individuals are susceptible to injuries, and some of the most common in nursing homes include:
- Pressure ulcers
- Deep tissue injuries
- Fall injuries
- Turning and positioning injuries
Our staff has decades of experience in liability defense. If your facility is accused of being negligent in a nursing home injury, our lawyers have the experience and knowledge of your profession to diligently represent your best interests. Our attorneys at Melito & Adolfsen P.C. will work with you to defend against claims of negligence in these common injuries.
Defense For Providing Reasonable Care
Abuse in mental health facilities used to be common. New York now has legislation to protect residents and puts the burden of proof on the care provider to show reasonable care was given at all times. This is important in cases involving nursing home injuries. In some instances the residents can go after the owner of a nursing home facility to collect their losses from injuries.
We have a long history of working with nursing home owners and care providers in cases involving liability.
Work With Experienced Attorneys
Experience matters when it comes to liability cases. Having a team that knows the details of your profession makes all the difference. At our New York City firm, we have the long history necessary to handle your case. Call us at 212-238-8900 or email us today.