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Recent New York nursing home abuse, neglect and negligence news

Renowned New York nursing home negligence, abuse and neglect law firm Leitner Varughese PLLC remains on the forefront of the battle on behalf of victims of neglect, abuse, negligence and other improper treatment in nursing homes. Recent news involving New York nursing home abuse, neglect and negligence is disturbing and summarized below.

Owners and operators of upstate New York nursing home Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Cooperstown admitted to endangering the welfare of a 94-year-old resident by failing to provide sufficient staff. Nursing homes foten fail to provide sufficient staff to properly care for its residents, either providing staff members who are not properly qualified to render such care, or failing to provide an appropriate number of staff, known as "understaffing". LINK to article HERE.

The New York State Department of Health is investigating allegations that a former staff member/administrator at upstate Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center molested a patient. Allegations include that the assistant director of nursing was fired after being caught touching a resident inappropriately, and in a separate incident, the same administrator allegedly bit a resident. LINK to article HERE.

Three staff members at A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility in Uniondale are on trial for felony charges including criminal negligent homicide and willful violation of health laws, when a patient became disconnected from a ventilator and died.

Prosecutors claim that the three nurses heard alarms indicating that the nursing home resident became disconnected from the machine, but waited nine minutes to respond. Their defense is purportedly that the nurses suffered "alarm fatigue" due to many false alarms previously sounding. LINK to article HERE.

The attorneys at Leitner Varughese, a premier New York law firm which has spearheaded an effort to hold nursing homes accountable for negligence, abuse and neglect, is currently investigating potential cases against New York nursing homes located in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, Rockland County, Kings County, Queens County, New York County (Manhattan), Richmond County (Staten Island), and Bronx County.

If you or your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect, or sustained any of the following injuries, call LEITNER VARUGHESE today at (855) LV LAW NY (212-671-1110) or visit us on the web at Bed Sores or Pressure Sores (also known as “decubitus ulcers” or “pressure ulcers”) Falls resulting in fractures or other serious injury Infection or Sepsis Head injuries Injuries of unknown origin Malnutrition or Dehydration

Medication Errors Choking Clogged Breathing Tubes Infected PEG tubes Physical or Sexual Assault or Abuse Physical or Chemical Restraints Burns Alzheimer's and other dementias Assaults by staff

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