Tag Archives: nursing home abuse and neglect

Nursing Home Residents are Vulnerable to Abuse and Neglect

Startling information published regarding Hudson Valley nursing home facilities. Although many nursing homes provide excellent care, abuse and neglect of nursing home residents is a common occurrence. The task of a nursing home is to look after vulnerable individuals with complex physical and cognitive needs on a 24-hour basis. It is vital for these facilities to ensure -->

Will New Regulations Put Residents at Heightened Risk for Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect?

The nursing home industry recently celebrated a triumph in a long term battle to scale back fines and regulations, regulations that were put in place to protect residents from abuse and neglect. The Trump administration has agreed to shift Medicare’s penalty protocols by discouraging inspectors to impose fines on nursing homes in violation of federal -->

Nursing Home Abuse in Connecticut, Six Nursing Homes Fined

The State of Connecticut has recently fined a half dozen nursing homes for serious offenses to residents. The events surrounding the fines are both disheartening and disturbing: A resident suffered serious fall down injuries (including a broken collarbone and a broken hip) after nursing home staff failed to provide required supervision. A resident was hospitalized -->

Nursing Home Residents are Vulnerable to Abuse and Neglect

Although many nursing homes provide excellent care, abuse and neglect of nursing home residents commonly occurs. The task of a nursing home is to look after vulnerable people with complex physical and cognitive needs on a 24-hour basis. It is vital for these facilities to ensure that their residents are free from maltreatment of any -->

Why Bedsores Shouldn’t Be Ignored

A bedsore, or pressure ulcer, is an injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue. Serious complications, such as infections of the bone or blood, can occur as pressure sores progress. Although bedsores are almost always preventable, thousands of people die each year as a result of bed sores/pressure ulcers. Click here to learn more about how to -->

Handling Nursing Home Cases with Care and Professionalism

Having handled numerous nursing home abuse and neglect cases, we understand the importance of ensuring not just our clients, but also the families of our clients, are treated with a high level of care and compassion. “Thank you, Finkelstein & Partners, for handling my grandmother’s nursing home neglect case with care and professionalism. We are very -->

2017 Civil Justice Lobby Day

Today Managing Partner, Andrew Finkelstein & Senior Trial Attorney George Levy are in Albany meeting with legislators to help protect New Yorkers’ rights and access to civil justice. agf_albany_lobbying_5.16.17.jpg Legislators are being urged to move forward on a number of topics that effect New Yorkers and their families, including: 1. Lavern’s Law. “New York is -->

Department of Health Issues Maximum Fine to Buffalo Nursing Home

In August, 2016 an 82 year old woman residing at Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was brutally attacked by a male patient with a history of violent tendencies. Tragically the elderly woman died as a result of her injuries.  Evidence from multiple investigations revealed the nursing home was aware of the male patient’s violent -->

Wrongful Death in Nursing Homes

Generally, a wrongful death occurs when a person dies as a result of the negligent conduct of another. Wrongful death in nursing homes usually occurs due to abuse or neglect, as well as other elderly care misconduct situations. A majority of wrongful death claims which are filed involve nursing home abuse and neglect. Causes of -->

Nursing Home Residents at Risk of Exploitation

On August 5th the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a troubling memo to state agencies responsible for inspecting nursing homes. The memo instructed each facility to introduce a written policy prohibiting staff from taking or using photos/recordings of residents in any way that could exploit residents (including the usage of cameras, smartphones or -->