Nursing Home Neglect in New York or New Jersey: Best call Foulke Law Goshen Newburgh NY NJ
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Nursing Home
Neglect


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IF SOMEONE SPECIAL
TO YOU HAS BEEN
INJURED, ABUSED
OR VICTIMIZED
IN A NURSING HOME,
FOULKE LAW FIRM
CAN HELP YOU
WITH INVALUABLE
REPRESENTION
AND INVESTIGATION
OF ANY SAFETY ISSUES.




You Entrusted the Nursing Home
to Deliver High Quality Care
to Your Loved One.

It Appears Now that
Your Trust has been Breached.


Nursing Homes have huge responsibilities to protect the lives of their residents. This includes providing medical care, dispensing important medications to control illness, and making sure every individual is nourished, hygienic, comfortable, safe and reasonably happy. However, sometimes bad things happen.

While the Nursing Home itself is usually the prime suspect, errors often occur because of staff oversights. Injuries can result from malfunctioning or misused equipment. Or, someone may violate residents through abuse or robbery. In fact, financial theft has been found to be the most prevalent form of elder exploitation. None of these things can be excused and should be examined fully to reveal what happened and who is to blame.

A Nursing Home Resident
May Be Subjected to
a Number of
Dangerous Circumstances
and Not Necessarily
Intentionally

NEGLECT IN A NURSING HOME

•     Physical Injuries such as Bruises, Cuts,  Scrapes, Sprains, Infections, Fractures or
  Pressure/Bed Sores
•     Medication Errors in Prescribing   and/or Dispensing
•     Failure to Provide Adequate  Nourishment and Water
•     Failure to Provide Hygienic  Personal Care and Room-Sanitizing •     Lack of Necessary Medical Care  to Treat Existing Conditions and
  to Prevent Contracting Disease
•     Failure to Prevent Falls and Dropping  Mobility-Challenged Residents
•     Failure to Ensure Residential Safety  and Security

While there can be many explanations for physical injuries to a nursing home resident, some injuries may be suspicious nonetheless. Since it is easy to accept that elderly people tend to frequently lose their balance and fall, this is not a preferable situation in a nursing home setting. Unquestionably, every resident should be continually protected from falling on a daily basis, especially those with osteoporosis, which can pose the risk of very painful and/or paralyzing fractures of the spine as well as other vulnerable bones. Some nursing homes require that such high-risk residents use mobility apparatus, like wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc.

Beyond falls, some nursing home residents are accidentally dropped by nursing home staff while trying to assist with moving residents to mobility devices. As a result, such residents suffer large bruises, cuts, scrapes, and sprains, as well as serious injuries like fractures, internal organ wounds, concussions, spinal cord trauma and brain damage, some of which can be fatal.

The presence of infections or pressure/bed sores indicates failure of medical staff to provide the care needed to prevent such problems, which can progress to a lethal condition.

While a nursing home is responsible for the safe, clean, and healthful care of every resident which includes feeding, bathing and disinfecting their rooms and the overall environment, sometimes it is the fault of third party contractors who fail to perform their duties.

Finally, errors in prescribing medications fall on the shoulders of the doctors, and improper administration of those medications is the responsibility of the nursing staff. Failure of either can lead to overdose, deleterious interactions with other medications, or the risk of death.

Besides the instances above, the following list provides some examples of other types of nursing home abuse:

ABUSE IN A NURSING HOME

•     Stealing Resident’s Money
  or Personal Belongings
•     Violating the Resident Sexually
  without Consent
•     Mistreating Resident in Ways that  Cause Emotional or Psychological Pain

Since robbery usually leaves no easily recognizable evidence, especially within financial records, it is important for family members to be vigilant in monitoring the resident’s accounts and monetary affairs. In addition to the nursing home staff, residents can be preyed upon by outside visitors as well as unauthorized intruders.

Sexual victimization is unfortunately a risk of residing within a nursing home. Again, this type of abuse leaves few obvious indications other than changes in the resident’s behavior as a result of the incident. A physical exam may reveal telltale bruising or perhaps evidence of semen. But sexual exploitation can take many forms other than that which leaves physical proof. While this is a common form of abuse, it is usually very difficult to prove.

If a resident is repeatedly humiliated, alienated or threatened, the resident may be afraid to disclose why they feel despondent for fear of retaliation or further similar punishment.

Because Advanced Age Contributes to
A Variety of Physical, Psychological,
Emotional and Cognitive Disabilities,
It may be Difficult to Ascertain
Exactly What Your Loved One
Is Suffering From


Depending on what happened, you may see signs of depression, shame, guilt, or sadness in the nursing home resident which have no obvious explanation. The reason for this is often because the resident blames themselves for an incident that was not their fault. They also have no intention of discussing or revealing any details possibly out of embarrassment. Some residents may suffer from a form of dementia and cannot verbalize or even remember exactly what happened.

That means it is up to experts to come to some conclusions based on evidence and/or testing to determine how to proceed.

You Entrusted the Nursing Home
to Deliver High Quality Care
to Your Loved One.

It Appears Now that
Your Trust has been Breached.


Nursing Homes have huge responsibilities to protect the lives of their residents. This includes providing medical care, dispensing important medications to control illness, and making sure every individual is nourished, hygienic, comfortable, safe and reasonably happy. However, sometimes bad things happen.

While the Nursing Home itself is usually the prime suspect, errors often occur because of staff oversights. Injuries can result from malfunctioning or misused equipment. Or, someone may violate residents through abuse or robbery. In fact, financial theft has been found to be the most prevalent form of elder exploitation. None of these things can be excused and should be examined fully to reveal what happened and who is to blame.

A Nursing Home Resident
May Be Subjected to
a Number of
Dangerous Circumstances
and Not Necessarily
Intentionally

NEGLECT IN A NURSING HOME

•     Physical Injuries such as Bruises, Cuts,  Scrapes, Sprains, Infections, Fractures or
  Pressure/Bed Sores
•     Medication Errors in Prescribing   and/or Dispensing
•     Failure to Provide Adequate  Nourishment and Water
•     Failure to Provide Hygienic  Personal Care and Room-Sanitizing •     Lack of Necessary Medical Care  to Treat Existing Conditions and
  to Prevent Contracting Disease
•     Failure to Prevent Falls and Dropping  Mobility-Challenged Residents
•     Failure to Ensure Residential Safety  and Security

While there can be many explanations for physical injuries to a nursing home resident, some injuries may be suspicious nonetheless. Since it is easy to accept that elderly people tend to frequently lose their balance and fall, this is not a preferable situation in a nursing home setting. Unquestionably, every resident should be continually protected from falling on a daily basis, especially those with osteoporosis, which can pose the risk of very painful and/or paralyzing fractures of the spine as well as other vulnerable bones. Some nursing homes require that such high-risk residents use mobility apparatus, like wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc.

Beyond falls, some nursing home residents are accidentally dropped by nursing home staff while trying to assist with moving residents to mobility devices. As a result, such residents suffer large bruises, cuts, scrapes, and sprains, as well as serious injuries like fractures, internal organ wounds, concussions, spinal cord trauma and brain damage, some of which can be fatal.

The presence of infections or pressure/bed sores indicates failure of medical staff to provide the care needed to prevent such problems, which can progress to a lethal condition.

While a nursing home is responsible for the safe, clean, and healthful care of every resident which includes feeding, bathing and disinfecting their rooms and the overall environment, sometimes it is the fault of third party contractors who fail to perform their duties.

Finally, errors in prescribing medications fall on the shoulders of the doctors, and improper administration of those medications is the responsibility of the nursing staff. Failure of either can lead to overdose, deleterious interactions with other medications, or the risk of death.

Besides the instances above, the following list provides some examples of other types of nursing home abuse:

ABUSE IN A NURSING HOME

•     Stealing Resident’s Money
  or Personal Belongings
•     Violating the Resident Sexually
  without Consent
•     Mistreating Resident in Ways that  Cause Emotional or Psychological Pain

Since robbery usually leaves no easily recognizable evidence, especially within financial records, it is important for family members to be vigilant in monitoring the resident’s accounts and monetary affairs. In addition to the nursing home staff, residents can be preyed upon by outside visitors as well as unauthorized intruders.

Sexual victimization is unfortunately a risk of residing within a nursing home. Again, this type of abuse leaves few obvious indications other than changes in the resident’s behavior as a result of the incident. A physical exam may reveal telltale bruising or perhaps evidence of semen. But sexual exploitation can take many forms other than that which leaves physical proof. While this is a common form of abuse, it is usually very difficult to prove.

If a resident is repeatedly humiliated, alienated or threatened, the resident may be afraid to disclose why they feel despondent for fear of retaliation or further similar punishment.

Because Advanced Age Contributes to
A Variety of Physical, Psychological,
Emotional and Cognitive Disabilities,
It may be Difficult to Ascertain
Exactly What Your Loved One
Is Suffering From


Depending on what happened, you may see signs of depression, shame, guilt, or sadness in the nursing home resident which have no obvious explanation. The reason for this is often because the resident blames themselves for an incident that was not their fault. They also have no intention of discussing or revealing any details possibly out of embarrassment. Some residents may suffer from a form of dementia and cannot verbalize or even remember exactly what happened.

That means it is up to experts to come to some conclusions based on evidence and/or testing to determine how to proceed.

Who May Be Liable For These Incidents
in Addition to the Nursing Home Itself ?

The common assumption is that the Nursing Home alone is responsible for the total protection of every nursing home resident. However, it is not always so simple. The list below shows that many other agents can bear exclusive or shared liability:

Nursing-Home-Neglect-represented-by-Foulke-Law-Firm-Goshen-Newburgh-NY-NJ

•     Nursing Home Staff that Provides
  Daily Care of the Residents
•     Third-Party Culinary Companies  and Kitchen Staff
•     Third-Party Security Companies
•     Mobility Device Manufacturers
•     Physical Therapy Equipment  Manufacturers
•     Doctors, Nurses & Medical Personnel
•     Government Agencies Tasked with   Supervision, Licensing and Permits

Is it fair to blame the people who have been hired by the nursing home to take care of the resident if their performance is less than optimal? Or is it the fault of the nursing home’s hiring, training and supervisory staff who have placed the caretakers in this vital role? These are the questions asked by the investigators and lawyers to determine liability.

If a resident is sickened by the food served, it could be the fault of unsanitary kitchen conditions, a tainted food supply, or other errors in storage or preparation. All fingers point at the kitchen staff which may be a third-party contractor who is responsible. Yet, perhaps the nursing home should have been more careful in their hiring of staff or choice of contractors. Again, many questions need to be answered.

Nursing-Home-Neglect-represented-by-Foulke-Law-Firm-Goshen-Newburgh-NY-NJ
If a trespasser or intruder steals from the nursing home resident, who is liable: the nursing home security staff or a third-party security company hired to handle that job? Again, questions arise about hiring, training and supervisory practices by the nursing home itself.

If a resident is injured using physical therapy equipment or mobility apparatus, or exhibits injuries indicating excessive use of restraints, for example, investigators will examine a number of participants. The nursing home and its professional staff responsible for use, training and supervision obviously played a major role. However, the equipment manufacturers and designers cannot be absolved if defects in the equipment or in its operation caused the injuries.

Has medical malpractice by doctors, nurses or other medical personnel been committed in the resident’s medication errors?

And finally, are the government licensing and regulatory authorities implicated for their role?


What Issues from
Nursing Home Neglect
Are Able To Be Remedied and
Ultimately Compensated?

Foulke Law Firm has extensive experience in helping clients address nursing home neglect including assistance with protecting the resident from further immediate harm, as well as financial compensation for a variety of factors, such as:

•     All expenses related to medical care
  for the resident’s injuries, current
  and future
•     Costs involved with transferring the  resident to a safe residential alternative
•     Reimbursement for any Financial Loss  from robbery or other manipulation
  of economic records
•     Residual Mental Anguish
•     Physical torment, ongoing pain and  long-term suffering
•     Resultant Deformities or Personal   Defects
•     Loss of Quality of Life and more

If your loved one has truly been neglected, you should allow your lawyer to help you move the resident out of a dangerous environment as soon as possible!

Since Nursing Home Neglect Cases Often
Include Crimes, there may be
very limited opportunities to
file your case within the
time allowed.


While it is essential that you contact a lawyer as soon as you suspect nursing home neglect, there are very important reasons to do so. In addition to the Statute of Limitations for this type of case, which specifies a very limited time in which to file your case, lawyers and investigators need the chance to examine evidence and interview witnesses promptly. Not only do memories fade with the passage of time, but proof of the neglect is sometimes camouflaged or removed to protect those responsible. Your swift action can have a big impact on the success of your case.

A Nursing Home Neglect Case
Is a Very Urgent Matter!

Contact Foulke Law Firm
As Quickly As Possible

Don’t delay! Time is of the essence with this type of case. Attorney Evan M. Foulke will provide a free consultation and Foulke Law Firm will take your case on contingency, giving you excellent legal assistance with no upfront cost. Furthermore, you will not owe any legal fees unless your case is successful in delivering compensation for damages. Please contact our office to give us the details about your case.

Attorney Evan Foulke is a seasoned professional with more than 30 years of experience in representing clients with nursing home neglect cases. He is exceptionally skilled in negotiating the best settlements despite stubborn insurance company obstacles. In addition, he is widely sought by other law firms of all sizes and locations to handle their cases because of his impressive record of success in court. You can view a sampling of some of his most significant case results here: https://foulkelaw.com/Recent-Verdicts.html.

IMPORTANT!
If Your Loved One Has Died
as a Result of Nursing Home Neglect,
You can File a Wrongful Death Claim!

With specific time limits on Wrongful Death cases, it is urgent that you contact the Foulke Law Firm as soon as possible to schedule a free initial consultation about your case.

Who May Be Liable
For These Incidents
in Addition to
the Nursing Home Itself ?

The common assumption is that the Nursing Home alone is responsible for the total protection of every nursing home resident. However, it is not always so simple. The list below shows that many other agents can bear exclusive or shared liability:

Nursing-Home-Neglect-represented-by-Foulke-Law-Firm-Goshen-Newburgh-NY-NJ

•     Nursing Home Staff that Provides
  Daily Care of the Residents
•     Third-Party Culinary Companies  and Kitchen Staff
•     Third-Party Security Companies
•     Mobility Device Manufacturers
•     Physical Therapy Equipment  Manufacturers
•     Doctors, Nurses & Medical Personnel
•     Government Agencies Tasked with   Supervision, Licensing and Permits

Is it fair to blame the people who have been hired by the nursing home to take care of the resident if their performance is less than optimal? Or is it the fault of the nursing home’s hiring, training and supervisory staff who have placed the caretakers in this vital role? These are the questions asked by the investigators and lawyers to determine liability.

If a resident is sickened by the food served, it could be the fault of unsanitary kitchen conditions, a tainted food supply, or other errors in storage or preparation. All fingers point at the kitchen staff which may be a third-party contractor who is responsible. Yet, perhaps the nursing home should have been more careful in their hiring of staff or choice of contractors. Again, many questions need to be answered.

Nursing-Home-Neglect-represented-by-Foulke-Law-Firm-Goshen-Newburgh-NY-NJ
If a trespasser or intruder steals from the nursing home resident, who is liable: the nursing home security staff or a third-party security company hired to handle that job? Again, questions arise about hiring, training and supervisory practices by the nursing home itself.

If a resident is injured using physical therapy equipment or mobility apparatus, or exhibits injuries indicating excessive use of restraints, for example, investigators will examine a number of participants. The nursing home and its professional staff responsible for use, training and supervision obviously played a major role. However, the equipment manufacturers and designers cannot be absolved if defects in the equipment or in its operation caused the injuries.

Has medical malpractice by doctors, nurses or other medical personnel been committed in the resident’s medication errors?

And finally, are the government licensing and regulatory authorities implicated for their role?


What Issues from
Nursing Home Neglect
Are Able To Be
Remedied and
Ultimately Compensated?

Foulke Law Firm has extensive experience in helping clients address nursing home neglect including assistance with protecting the resident from further immediate harm, as well as financial compensation for a variety of factors, such as:

•     All expenses related to medical care
  for the resident’s injuries, current
  and future
•     Costs involved with transferring the  resident to a safe residential alternative
•     Reimbursement for any Financial Loss  from robbery or other manipulation
  of economic records
•     Residual Mental Anguish
•     Physical torment, ongoing pain and  long-term suffering
•     Resultant Deformities or Personal   Defects
•     Loss of Quality of Life and more

If your loved one has truly been neglected, you should allow your lawyer to help you move the resident out of a dangerous environment as soon as possible!

Since Nursing Home
Neglect Cases Often
Include Crimes,
there may be
very limited
opportunities to
file your case
within the
time allowed.


While it is essential that you contact a lawyer as soon as you suspect nursing home neglect, there are very important reasons to do so. In addition to the Statute of Limitations for this type of case, which specifies a very limited time in which to file your case, lawyers and investigators need the chance to examine evidence and interview witnesses promptly. Not only do memories fade with the passage of time, but proof of the neglect is sometimes camouflaged or removed to protect those responsible. Your swift action can have a big impact on the success of your case.

A Nursing Home
Neglect Case
Is a Very Urgent Matter!

Contact
Foulke Law Firm
As Quickly As Possible

Don’t delay! Time is of the essence with this type of case. Attorney Evan M. Foulke will provide a free consultation and Foulke Law Firm will take your case on contingency, giving you excellent legal assistance with no upfront cost. Furthermore, you will not owe any legal fees unless your case is successful in delivering compensation for damages. Please contact our office to give us the details about your case.

Attorney Evan Foulke is a seasoned professional with more than 30 years of experience in representing clients with nursing home neglect cases. He is exceptionally skilled in negotiating the best settlements despite stubborn insurance company obstacles. In addition, he is widely sought by other law firms of all sizes and locations to handle their cases because of his impressive record of success in court. You can view a sampling of some of his most significant case results here: https://foulkelaw.com/Recent-Verdicts.html.

IMPORTANT!
If Your Loved One
Has Died
as a Result of
Nursing Home Neglect,
You can File a
Wrongful Death Claim!

With specific time limits on Wrongful Death cases, it is urgent that you contact the Foulke Law Firm as soon as possible to schedule a free initial consultation about your case.





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