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Steps to Take If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is undeniably on the rise, especially among patients with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Many elderly people who are not in a position to speak for themselves have been abused and neglected in nursing homes. But you can do something about it. If you suspect abuse in a nursing home, here are some steps -->

Proving a Nursing Home Injury or Abuse Case

Nursing home abuse is a very serious issue. It can have emotional, mental and physical consequences on its victims. Elders who are abused have a 300 percent chance of dying in the three years following the abuse than those who are not abused. Nursing home abuse often takes place due to the negligent or deliberate -->

Nursing Home Workers Continue to Exploit Residents on Snapchat and Other Social Sites

Propublica, an independent nonprofit newsroom recently published a follow up article about a nationwide re-occurring issue: nursing home staff posting unauthorized, and often inappropriate, photos of elderly residents on Snapchat and other social sites. “While the problem isn’t new, the pace of reported incidents has certainly picked up — and it’s not clear why. It -->

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 -->

Syracuse Nursing Home Fined After Aggressive Sexual Assaults

A Syracuse Nursing Home will pay a $16,000 fine for failing to protect its residents. According to, “a state Health Department inspection conducted last April found Iroquois Nursing Home did not properly manage two male residents with histories of being aggressive and sexually abusing other residents in the dementia unit of the 160-bed facility…”. -->

Family Member of Neglected Nursing Home Resident Shares Their Experience

Nursing home residents fall victim to abuse or neglect far too often. As personal injury attorneys we are dedicated to seeking justice for our clients and holding negligent parties accountable. Below our client, Almmy, shares her experience with the Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect attorneys at Finkelstein & Partners: After my Mom was neglected at -->

Ruthie’s Law, Another Step Towards Better Protecting Nursing Home Residents and Their Families

In August 2016 Ruth Murray, a nursing home resident, was brutally attacked by another resident, and later died of her injuries. Later investigations revealed that nursing home failed to notify Ms. Murray’s family about the initial injuries from the attack, and seemed to have downplayed the entire situation. Ruthie’s Law, which has been proposed by -->

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 -->

New Technology May Reduce Occurrence of Bedsores

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, each year more than 2.5 million Americans develop pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores. An estimated 60,000 patients die as a result of bed sores ulcers each year. Bed sores occur when a patient has prolonged pressure on one part of the body. These wounds are -->

Will Niagara Nursing Home Face Criminal Charges for Alleged Nursing Home Abuse and or Nursing Home Neglect?

Niagara Rehab Nursing home recently came under media fire after unsafe and inhumane conditions were exposed by 7 Eyewitness News investigators.  “7 Eyewitness News dug through years of state reports and found many troubling problems. We talked to many current and former patients, employees and managers of the nursing home – many who want to -->