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New Video FAQ: What should I do if my loved one fell in a nursing home?

The New York City nursing home abuse attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, have released a new video about what you can do if a loved one falls down while in the care of a nursing home.

When elderly people fall down, they are at a much higher risk of being hurt than more youthful individuals. Because of this added danger, state and federal laws require nursing homes to report any falls to a person’s family. You can watch the video below:

If you suspect your loved one was injured after a fall in a nursing home, contact the New York injury lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP by calling (212) 779-0057 to learn more about your legal options.


New Video FAQ: What is nursing home negligence or abuse?

Hach & Rose, LLP, has released a new video FAQ that discusses the difference between nursing home negligence and nursing home abuse.

If you suspect your loved one is falling victim to nursing home negligence or abuse, the New York City nursing home abuse lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, may be able to help you investigate your claim and hold the negligent nursing home accountable. Call us at (212) 779-0057 to speak with an attorney today.


New York appeals court rules in favor of elderly care transportation provider

The New York Supreme Court Appellate Division dismissed a personal injury lawsuit on Tuesday, December 6, against elderly care transportation provider Senior Care Emergency Medical Services and its associated entity, Senior Ride, ruling that the companies did not possess any reason to have knowledge that a driver employed with them would hurt a patient.

Reversing a lower court’s ruling, the appeals court nixed the lawsuit lodged by plaintiff Holly Shiebl, who claimed that a driver for Senior Care physically assaulted her in an elevator at New York Presbyterian Hospital, noting, “The affidavits of both managers from both companies and the personnel file established that, at most, the employee had been disciplined in the past for rudeness and verbal abuse toward clients, and the companies had no notice of any physically violent propensities.”

Senior Care made the argument that they did not actually employ the driver and that the driver was actually employed by Senior Ride; Senior Care also contended that they are a totally different company from Senior Ride.

Please call our New York City personal injury attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP by dialing (212) 779-0057 or fill out our online contact form today to speak with a qualified member of our legal team. We handle cases in nursing home abuse as well as other areas of personal injury.


Nursing Home Neglect and Dehydration

Nursing home abuse and neglect can take many different forms, and one of the most unfortunately common is dehydration. Many nursing home patients are unable to secure water and other liquids for themselves, and instead have to rely on potentially over-worked and under-trained nursing home employees who may fail to meet their needs. Click here to learn more about dehydration in nursing homes and the danger it poses.


Bedsores and Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse can manifest itself in a number of different ways, but one of the most dangerous and, unfortunately, most common is the presence of bedsores on patients. Bedsores are pressure-wounds that occur when a bed-ridden or chair-bound patient is incorrectly cared for and forced to spend too much time immobilized in the same position. You can read more about this dangerous form of nursing home neglect by clicking here.


Abuse in Nursing Homes and Elder Care Facilities

Nursing home abuse and neglect are unfortunately common practices that put an already vulnerable population in even more danger. In fact, studies suggest that even minor abuse can leave a nursing home resident with a 300% greater chance of death. Abuse can occur in many ways, and unfortunately, few nursing home abuse victims are able or willing to report the inexcusable treatment they’ve experienced. Learn more about elder abuse and some of the ways to identify it by clicking here.


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