& PERSONAL INJURY
Nursing Home Abuse
New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Serving clients in throughout the NYC Metro Area
The New York law firm of William Cafaro provides legal services for elderly individuals and their families in nursing home abuse cases. Decades of experience places our firm in an excellent position to obtain positive results for you or your family.
The Pressing Issue of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Under the Radar: The New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study (2011, Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc., Weill Cornell Medical Center of Cornell University & New York City Department for the Aging. ) found that for every case known to programs and agencies, 24 were unknown.
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, the 2010 U.S. Census recorded the greatest number and proportion of people age 65 and older in all of decennial census history: 40.3 million, or 13% of the total population. This “Boomer Generation” effect will continue for decades.
By 2050, people age 65 and older are expected to comprise 20% of the total U.S. population. The fastest growing segment of American’s population consists of those 85 and up. In 2010, there were 5.8 million people aged 85 or older. By 2050, it is projected that there will be 19 million people aged 85 or older.
With the growing shortage of doctors and nurses is projected to increase, it is likely that nursing homes will become increasingly unable to meet adequate standards of care for their residents in the future. This is already starting to show as more and more elderly people choose to live at home. Inventions of new products to the market such as a platform lift mean that nursing homes are no longer a necessity, but a nicety.
What are the signs of abuse and neglect?
As a nursing home resident or a family member or friend of an elderly person, you may see evidence of neglect or suspect that improper care is harming residents. The following may be indications of neglect or abuse:
- Bedsores (Pressure Ulcers)
- Reports of physical assault or battery
- Falls causing injuries
- Lack of timely medical care
- Over or under medication
- Unreasonable physical restraint
- Unexplained injuries
- Emotional upset or agitation
- Unsanitary conditions
- Failure to assist with personal hygiene
- Failure to control wandering over a long period of time
- Broken bones such as fractured hip
- Rapid weight loss or weight gain
- Unexplained or unforeseen death
Get Legal Help to Stop Elder Abuse
Discussing possible nursing home abuse or neglect with an attorney can provide the answers you need. When you turn to the Law Offices of William Cafaro, we will determine whether grounds exist for a lawsuit and explain available legal remedies.
Taking legal action is often the only way to prevent other elderly persons from experiencing similar misfortune. Our New York law firm genuinely cares about making a difference and remedying the elder care negligence that is prevalent in many nursing homes and assisted living centers today.
Contact the Law Offices of William Cafaro
Take advantage of our free case evaluation at the Law Offices of William Cafaro. Call (212) 583-7400 to arrange a confidential consultation to discuss your legal problem. Find out how to protect your legal rights and put a stop to nursing home neglect and abuse. The cases we take are based on contingency, meaning if there is no recovery, there is no fee.
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