Nursing Home Negligence

Latham Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys

Helping Families Get Justice for Their Loved Ones

When you place your loved one in a nursing home, you expect the facility to provide them with the care and attention they need. You trust the staff to treat your loved one with dignity and respect. Unfortunately, some nursing homes fall short of these expectations.

At Basch & Keegan LLP, we believe that nursing homes should be held accountable when they fail to provide proper care. Our Latham nursing home negligence attorneys have a proven track record of success helping families recover the compensation they deserve when their loved ones have been harmed by negligence.

Call us today at (845) 251-4545 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our team. We are here to help you fight for justice.

What Is Nursing Home Negligence?

When nursing home staff fail to provide the care that is expected of them, the nursing home can be held liable for any injuries that result. It is important to note that nursing home negligence is not the same as nursing home abuse. While nursing home abuse involves intentional harm to a resident, nursing home negligence involves harm that is caused by the staff's failure to act or to provide proper care.

There are several different forms of nursing home negligence, including:

  • Medical negligence: Nursing home staff need to provide proper medical care to all residents. This includes making sure residents receive the right medication, monitoring their vital signs, and providing prompt medical attention when necessary.
  • Falls: Nursing homes need to take precautions to prevent falls. This includes installing handrails in hallways and stairwells, using non-slip flooring, and providing walking aids to those who need them.
  • Bedsores: Bedsores are painful sores that develop when a person sits or lies in one position for too long. Nursing home staff should help residents move around regularly to prevent bedsores and should provide prompt medical attention if bedsores do develop.
  • Dehydration and malnutrition: Nursing home staff should provide residents with the food and water they need to stay healthy. When a resident is not given enough to eat or drink, the nursing home can be held liable for any resulting harm.
  • Wandering and elopement: Nursing homes should take precautions to prevent residents from wandering off the premises. This may include installing alarms on doors and windows and providing proper supervision to residents.

If your loved one has been harmed in any way because of the negligence of nursing home staff, you need to speak to a Latham nursing home negligence attorney as soon as possible. At Basch & Keegan LLP, we can help you understand your options and determine the best way to proceed with your case.

How to Report Nursing Home Negligence in Latham

You have the right to report any concerns you have about your loved one's care to the nursing home. If the nursing home does not address your concerns or if you believe that your loved one is in immediate danger, it is important to take action right away.

You can report nursing home negligence in Latham by taking the following steps:

  1. Document the negligence by taking pictures and writing down everything you know about the incident. If you spoke to anyone from the nursing home about the issue, make sure to write down the date and time of the conversation, as well as what was said.
  2. File a complaint with the New York State Department of Health. You can do this by calling the office or by using the online complaint form.
  3. File a complaint with Adult Protective Services.
  4. Contact a Latham nursing home negligence lawyer to discuss your case. An attorney can help you understand your rights and guide you through the process of filing a lawsuit against the nursing home.

At Basch & Keegan LLP, we know how difficult it can be to see your loved one suffering because of nursing home negligence. We are here to help you get justice for your loved one and will fight tirelessly to hold the nursing home accountable for their actions.

What Damages Are Available in Nursing Home Negligence Cases?

If your loved one has been harmed because of nursing home negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for a variety of economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are those that can be easily quantified, such as medical expenses and lost wages. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are those that are more difficult to calculate, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.

There are several different types of damages that may be available in a nursing home negligence case, including:

  • Medical expenses: Nursing home residents who are injured because of negligence often need to undergo medical treatment. A nursing home negligence lawsuit can help you recover compensation for the cost of that treatment.
  • Pain and suffering: Nursing home negligence can cause your loved one to suffer a great deal. A lawsuit can help you recover compensation for their pain and suffering.
  • Emotional distress: If you have been emotionally traumatized by seeing your loved one suffer because of nursing home negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for your emotional distress.

At Basch & Keegan LLP, we understand how much you and your loved one have suffered because of nursing home negligence. We will fight to help you recover the full and fair compensation you are owed for your loved one's injuries.

Why Choose Basch & Keegan LLP?

When you need a Latham nursing home negligence attorney, you need to choose a law firm with the right experience and resources to get the job done right. At Basch & Keegan LLP, we have been representing clients in all types of personal injury cases for over 30 years. We have a comprehensive understanding of New York nursing home negligence laws and will use our knowledge to help you get the best possible results in your case.

When you choose us to handle your case, you can expect the following:

  • Compassionate service: We understand how much you are going through and will be there for you every step of the way. Our team will handle all aspects of your case so you can focus on your loved one.
  • Aggressive representation: We know how to stand up to the insurance companies and the nursing homes. Our attorneys are not afraid to take a case to trial when necessary and will fight tirelessly to help you get the best possible results.
  • Customized solutions: At Basch & Keegan LLP, we know that no two cases are the same. We will take the time to understand your unique needs and goals and will develop a personalized legal strategy designed to help you achieve those goals.

Our firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of nursing home residents. We will fight to hold the nursing home accountable for their actions and to help you get justice for your loved one.

Call us today at (845) 251-4545 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our team.

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