Syracuse Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer

When you selected the nursing home or assisted living facility for your loved one, you made an informed decision based on research, recommendations from friends and on-site visits. The well-being of your loved one was paramount as you placed him or her in the care of experienced professionals — professionals you thought you could trust. Now, those bonds of trust have been shattered.

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At Izzo Law Office, we pursue justice on behalf of nursing home neglect and abuse victims. Justice often comes in the form of compensation for physical injuries, emotional damage and grief over the death of a loved one.

New York nursing home abuse lawyer Janet Izzo has experience pursuing nursing home negligence claims that include the following:

  • Bedsores — Moving and repositioning a bedridden patient every two hours is standard operating procedure. When staff fails to meet those standards, an elderly person could develop infections that take the form of bedsores. Depending on the severity of the pressure wound, serious illness and death can occur.
  • Medication errors — The advent of electronic medical records represents progress in documenting a patient's prescription needs. However, communication between nursing home staff and pharmacists is still lacking. Vital information on the dosage frequency and amount is often filled with errors or not provided at all.
  • Falls — For an elderly nursing home resident, a broken bone is not a minor injury. In fact, many senior citizens have died within days, weeks and months. A lack of adequate staff or neglectful employees can result in a resident suffering a serious and potentially fatal injury.
  • Wandering and elopement — Patients with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are prone to wandering. However, nursing homes are responsible for understanding this and ensuring they are safe at all times. When a nursing home fails to do this, a patient may become injured.
  • Malnutrition and dehydration — Malnutrition and dehydration remain two of the most common forms of elder abuse in the United States, leading to thousands of deaths every year.

Contact Us To Learn About The Law Of Nursing Home Negligence In New York

If your loved one has been a victim of nursing home negligence, schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced attorney to discuss your legal options. You can call Izzo Law Office in Syracuse at 315-421-1000 or toll free at 315-421-1000 or fill out our intake form online.

We handle cases involving nursing home negligence on a contingency basis, and you only pay legal fees if we secure a financial recovery in your case.