Yourlawyer.com (Nursing-Home-Abuse-Video News) http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/new-york-nursing-home-abuse-neglect-law Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:14:35 -0500 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:14:35 -0500 pixel-app en National Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers File Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Margaret Tietz Center for Nursing Care http://www.yourlawyer.com/articles/title/national-nursing-home-abuse-lawyers-file-wrongful-death-lawsuit-against-margaret-tietz-center-for-nursing-care Tue, 14 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.yourlawyer.com/articles/title/national-nursing-home-abuse-lawyers-file-wrongful-death-lawsuit-against-margaret-tietz-center-for-nursing-care Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of nursing home abuse and negligence victims, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Queens, New York woman who died, allegedly due to the negligence of Margaret Tietz Center for Nursing Care. The suit was filed on July 26th in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Queens County (Index No. 16031/12). Margaret Tietz Center for Nursing Care, Inc., Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Margaret Tietz Center for Nursing Care, Inc. and Margaret Tietz Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Center have been named as Defendants.

According to the Complaint, the Plaintiff’s decedent was a resident at Margaret Tietz Center for Nursing Care from December 2010 through March 2011. During this time, she was under the exclusive care, custody, control and management of the nursing home staff. The lawsuit alleges that the negligent actions of the nursing home staff caused the Plaintiff’s decedent to suffer a number of injuries leading up to her death in September 2011. Allegedly, the deceased had suffered bed sores (decubitus ulcers), skin breakdown, infections, malnutrition and dehydration as a direct result of nursing home negligence. The suit alleges that the Plaintiff’s decedent was forced to undergo medical treatment, incurred medical expenses, suffered disfigurement, disability, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of dignity and death.

The lawsuit alleges that the Plaintiff’s Decedent rights given were violated under Public Health Law and holds the Defendants responsible for these violations. The Defendants are being charged with negligence, gross negligence and wrongful death. The lawsuit also seeks compensation for punitive damages and attorney’s fees.        

Parker Waichman offers free legal evaluations to the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect, as well as their families. If someone you love was victimized by a negligent nursing home, please visit our nursing home abuse and negligence website. Free lawsuit evaluations are also available by calling 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).

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Parker Waichman LLP Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit on Behalf of West Islip Nursing Home Resident http://www.yourlawyer.com/articles/title/parker-waichman-llp-files-wrongful-death-lawsuit-on-behalf-of-west-islip-nursing-home-resident Thu, 28 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.yourlawyer.com/articles/title/parker-waichman-llp-files-wrongful-death-lawsuit-on-behalf-of-west-islip-nursing-home-resident A New York woman’s death is being blamed on the negligent care given to her at a nursing home run in the state.

The estate of the woman is being represented in a lawsuit filed recently in Supreme Court of the State of New York by the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP. Our Lady of Consolation Geriatric Care Center, located in West Islip, N.Y., is named as the Defendant. It is there that the woman allegedly received negligent care during her two-and-a-half year stay at the facility.

She was admitted to Our Lady of Consolation Geriatric Care Center in December 2008 and suffered a fall in May of last year. The impact of the fall broke her left tibia and fibula bones. The complications from those injuries eventually led to her death just six days later in a nearby hospital.

Falls are one of the leading causes of death among the elderly and nursing homes are required to keep their facilities free of hazards that could cause a resident to trip or fall. It is also required to provide certain safety features in a resident’s room that could present hazards, such as railings around the tub and in the bathroom

The lawsuit claims the deceased woman’s rights were violated during her time at Our Lady of Consolation Geriatric Care Center and is seeking damages on charges the nursing home is guilty of negligence, gross negligence, and wrongful death. It states the negligent care delivered at the West Islip nursing home caused the Plaintiff-Decedent to “undergo medical treatment, incurred medical expenses, suffered disfigurement, disability, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and death,” according to the firm’s announcement of the lawsuit.

“One of the largest causes of potentially preventable hospital emergency room visits made by nursing home residents is injury due to a fall,” Brett Leitner, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect attorney at Parker Waichman LLP, said. “This is all the more reason that nursing homes must be vigilant about keeping the facility free of dangerous conditions that might cause an elderly patient to slip or trip and fall, and must provide proper safety devices, supervision, and interventions to prevent falls from occurring.”

More and more Americans are living in nursing homes and this, along with a general economic downturn, has resulted in a strain on many facilities. Tightened budgets often result in under-staffed nursing homes and assisted-living facilities which are often forced to hire poorly trained staff to keep operations in some form of order.

These conditions and an overall lack of adherence to safety standards puts this growing population at greater risk of serious injuries and wrongful death. Many residents do not receive the care they’re supposed to receive or even the care necessary to keep them healthy, like proper exercise, or alive, such as regular feedings and proper hygiene.

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New York Nursing Home Abuse, Neglect | Elder Care Facility Negligence Law, NY | Senior Housing, Lawyers http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/new-york-nursing-home-abuse-neglect-law Thu, 28 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/new-york-nursing-home-abuse-neglect-law New York Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect-Legal Discussion

Attorney Alan Silverstein discusses New York Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence laws, making you aware of your legal rights in the care of the elderly.

Mr. Silverstein of the personal injury law firm of Parker Waichman LLP discusses the guidelines set for elder care facilities across New York State to prevent abuse and neglect.

Contact Parker Waichman LLP now or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) to see how we can protect your legal rights.

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