We Have Answers To Your Questions About Nursing Home Injuries
It is devastating to learn that a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse. Your family trusted the facility to adequately care for your loved one — that was their job. Now you must decide how to move forward, and it can help to speak with a lawyer to get answers.
People in the Long Island area and throughout New York have trusted their legal matters to Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C., for four decades. We understand the sensitive nature of nursing home abuse cases. Our compassionate attorneys will treat you and your family with care while we vigorously pursue the compensation your loved one, or you, are entitled to receive. Learn more about nursing home cases by reading the following frequently asked questions.
Can I sue a nursing home for negligence?
Yes. Nursing home residents have rights. If the facility is negligent in caring for residents, you can bring a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. This is a complex matter that is best handled by experienced personal injury attorneys. You can speak with one today at no cost.
Are nursing homes legally responsible for falls?
It may depend on the specifics of the accident, but in many cases nursing homes are liable for falls. Common reasons that a nursing home may be held accountable for falls include:
- Lack of supervision
- Slick or slippery floors
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Dropping a resident when getting them in or out of bed
- No fall safety protocols
Each case is unique, however, so we encourage you to learn more about what happened in your specific situation.
How can I prove that my loved one was injured due to negligence?
This can be challenging to pursue on your own. You need the help of a law firm that has the experience and resources to investigate the case and determine liability. We have brought personal injury suits against numerous nursing homes in the area so we understand how to determine whether the facility, an employee or a third party was negligent.