New York Nursing Home Litigation Resources

Stark & Stark maintains a nationwide network of attorneys who are able to provide our clients with assistance should they or a loved one be abused or neglected in any state.

New York State Resources

Nursing home abuse and neglect occurs when a care facility causes injury to a resident because of improper care. It can be difficult to tell when abuse or neglect takes place because some signs of abuse may be difficult to detect. Because of a nursing home resident's limitations, family and friends are often called upon to ensure that a loved one or friend receives the care he or she is entitled to.Nursing home negligence typically includes the failure to provide basic necessities such as water, protection from health and safety hazards and general appropriate care. Negligence can result in injuries such as falls, broken hips, bed sores, malnutrition, dehydration, improper wound care and other injuries which may result in severe medical complications and even death. Negligence can also include abuse such as physical, emotional, verbal, mental, sexual and/or exploitative (illegally taking, misusing, or concealing funds, property or assets) or a combination of the above.

No one ever expects a family member or friend to be the victim of abuse in a nursing home. However, incidents of abuse do occur every day and in many ways. Unfortunately, abuse appears to be on the rise as the number of nursing home residents steadily increases due to our rapidly aging population. When someone you care about has been the victim of nursing home abuse, the problems can seem overwhelming. Stark & Stark's network of attorneys can advise you of your loved one's legal rights, tell you what remedies what might be available, and what action to take.