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Nursing Home Abuse

Recovering Compensation

When someone is injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another, there are two primary types of damages they can sue for: economic and non-economic damages. Though financial compensation simply cannot make up for the losses you’ve incurred as a result of your accident, it can help you on your way to recovery. Economic damages deal with the following, among other things:

  • The cost of medical treatment
  • The cost of lost past and future wages
  • The cost of daily household tasks you can no longer perform


On the other hand, some of the ailments that non-economic damages can compensate you financially for are as follows:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of consortium

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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Though the last thing anyone wants to think of is their loved ones being mistreated in a nursing home, keeping an eye out for certain tell-tale signs of abuse or neglect can ultimately save a person’s life. Just some of the most common signs of nursing home abuse and neglect are as follows:


  • Bedsores
  • Malnutrition, evidenced by weight loss or complaints of hunger or thirst
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Possessions going missing
  • Residents showing signs of fear around certain aides
  • Residents being allowed to wander around the premises
  • Unclean drinking water or spoiled food being served to residents
  • Mold, asbestos, or other hazardous air conditions

Reasons for Nursing Home Abuse

When it comes to nursing homes, many things can go wrong that ultimately lead to the neglect or even abuse of residents.


  • Mismanagement
  • Understaffing, leading to slow response times and inadequate one-on-one care
  • Hiring inexperienced or unqualified staff, such as people with previous criminal records
  • Overmedicating patients
  • Underpaid staff
  • Insufficient funding


Taking Action Against a Bad Nursing Home

Understandably, if you suspect your loved one is a victim of neglect or abuse, you’re likely very angry. That said, once you suspect neglect or abuse, you’ll need to keep a level head and take swift action to get your loved one to safety. Some of the actions you should take are as follows:


  • If your loved one is in immediate danger, call 911 and ensure they are taken to a hospital for the necessary medical treatment.
  • Photograph any unsafe nursing home conditions, as well as any injuries your loved one has sustained.
  • Notify nursing home management of the unsafe conditions.
  • Keep copies of any and all medical documentation pertaining to your loved one’s injuries.
  • Hire a knowledgeable nursing home abuse & neglect lawyer who can help you gather and present all evidence needed to file a lawsuit on behalf of your loved one, if you’re looking to hold the nursing home accountable for its actions/inaction.

You may also report the nursing home to the Nursing Home Complaint Hotline at 1-888-201-4563.

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  • Pictures or videos of your accident
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  • Any record of correspondence you may have had with the other party’s insurance company
  • Any history you have had with filing personal injury claims in the past
  • Medical documentation and bills associated with your injuries

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The moment you’re injured in an accident, the clock starts ticking on your personal injury claim. New York State has a statute of limitations in place, which means that if you wait too long to bring a claim, you’ll likely permanently lose your right to do so. This is why it’s paramount that you retain the services of a competent personal injury lawyer as soon after the date of your accident as you can.