We all have to make tough choices in life. Amongst those include how to care for our elderly loved ones when they become unable to care for themselves. Many New Yorkers struggle with this decision, as what they feel would be best for their loved one often conflicts with the realities of their financial situation and their day-to-day lives. For a variety of reasons, many New Yorkers turn to nursing homes for assistance in providing this delicate care. It’s a heavy burden, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Yet, although many nursing homes provide a safe place for the elderly, sometimes these businesses and their employees act in ways that put residents at risk of harm and death.
There are a number of ways this can occur. Nursing home neglect, for example, can occur through a nursing home’s failure to provide adequate nutrition, proper supervision and appropriate and timely medical care. Nursing home abuse is a common problem, too. Nursing home staff may bully and even physically strike residents, leaving them not only in pain but also in fear of the consequences of making a report.
At Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, our attorneys work hard to impose liability on negligent and abuse nursing homes and nursing home employees. Compassionate toward our clients, we treat every case as if it were our own, aggressively pursuing every evidentiary lead and developing a legal strategy that maximizes a case’s potential for success. We take enormous pride in our history of successfully representing our clients in these matters, and encourage those who are looking for legal representation to further explore what we have to offer.
Regardless of how an elderly individual is harmed in a nursing home, it is wholly unacceptable. Negligent nursing homes and negligent and abuse employees need to be held accountable for their actions. Oftentimes this means pursuing a lawsuit in hopes of not only recovering compensation for damages such as pain and suffering and medical expenses but also finding accountability.